Notre Dame's plays way into BCS title game against Alabama

Notre Dame's plays way into BCS title game against Alabama

That Alabama reached the BCS title game isn't a surprise, although the path taken was, but that the Crimson Tide's opponent is Notre Dame, that wasn't expected.
JOHN HENDEL, United Press International

Colts great John Mackey dies

BALTIMORE, July 7 (UPI) -- Pro Football Hall of Fame tight end John Mackey, who played nine years for the Baltimore Colts, has died. He was 69.

Mackey resigns as Whole Foods chairman

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Whole Foods Chief Executive Officer John Mackey says he is voluntarily resigning as the chairman of the board for the U.S. grocery store chain.

Whole Foods probes CEO's Web postings

AUSTIN, Texas, July 17 (UPI) -- Whole Foods Market Inc.'s board will investigate its chief executive officer's anonymous online postings, the Texas natural foods chain said Tuesday.

Mackey Award goes to Virginia tight end

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The John Mackey Award, which goes to the nation's top collegiate tight end, was given to Virginia's Heath Miller on Thursday.

Winslow wins Mackey Award

MANHASSET, N.Y., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Kellen Winslow of Miami has been named the winner of the John Mackey Award, which is presented to the nation's top tight end.

Thhree chosen Mackey finalists

MANHASSET, N.Y., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Kris Wilson of Pittsburgh Friday was named one of three candidates for the John Mackey Award as the nation's top tight end.

John Mackey (September 24, 1941 - July 6, 2011) was a former American Football tight end who grew up in Roosevelt, Long Island and played for the Baltimore Colts (1963-1971) and the San Diego Chargers (1972). He played collegiately at Syracuse University.

Mackey joined the Colts in 1963 and had revolutionized the position of tight end by 1966. During the 1966 season, of the nine touchdowns he compiled, six were scores of more than 50 yards, and he served as one of Johnny Unitas' primary receivers. Twice Mackey compiled season averages of more than 20 yards a catch, and his 10-year career average of 15.8 is considered remarkable for a tight end.

Mackey also displayed impressive speed for a tight end. During one season, the Colts decided to use him as a kick returner. He returned 9 kickoffs for 271 yards, an impressive 30.1 yards per return.

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