Pascoe Mackey Award National Tight End of the Week
    Bear Pascoe is one of the nation's best tight ends. A natural cowboy, Pascoe will be teaching fans how to rope in his next installment of
    Bear Pascoe is one of the nation's best tight ends. A natural cowboy, Pascoe will be teaching fans how to rope in his next installment of

    Oct. 1, 2008

    FRESNO, Calif. - Bear Pascoe of Fresno State was named John Mackey Tight End of the Week by the Nassau County Sports Commission. The Western Athletic Conference senior recorded 5 receptions for 33 yards and one touchdown as Fresno State defeated UCLA 36-31. The touchdown catch by Pascoe was a major turning point in the game as Fresno State never trailed again from that point forward. In addition, Pascoe blocked a kick attempt, the fifth of his career, most by a Bulldog in school history.

    Other candidates considered for this week's Mackey Tight End of the Week include Mike McNeill of Nebraska and Branden Ledbetter of Western Michigan.

    Pascoe leads the Bulldogs in receptions and is tied for the team lead in touchdowns.

    "Bear Pascoe is a great football player," said head coach Pat Hill. "We are proud of what he's accomplished in his career. He has a great career ahead of him. He's a Valley player who's proud to wear that red helmet."

    The John Mackey Tight End of the Week is an honor distinct and different from the annual John Mackey Award. This weekly honor was started in 2004 to draw attention to individual play by Tight Ends during the active season. The Tight End of the Week acknowledgment does not have a direct bearing on the final John Mackey Award selection process.

    The Nassau County Sports Commission, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization created to enhance quality of life of Nassau County residents through sports, is responsible for the administration of the John Mackey Award and the John Mackey Award Selection Committee. The 2008 recipient of "The Mackey" will be announced at the Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Show live on ESPN and presented at the Nassau County Sports Commission Annual Awards Dinner on April 27, 2009.

    For additional information, please visit www.johnmackeyaward.org or www.nassausports.org.

     

     

    2008 John Mackey Tight End of the Week Recipients
    Date Player, School
    Week 1 Dennis Pitta, BYU
    Week 2 J. Gresham , University of Oklahoma
    Week 3 Mark Hafner , University of Houston
    Week 4 Chase Coffman, University of Missouri
    Week 5 Bear Pascoe, Fresno State

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