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By: Ana Kieu
San Jose State senior Josh Oliver was one of three FBS tight ends named in the weekly John Mackey Tight End of the Week program for games played through September 2.
Oliver and Utah State’s Dax Raymond were awarded the honorable mention statuses. Texas A&M’s Jace Sternberger received the top honor for the week.
In the SJSU season opener against UC Davis on August 30, Oliver caught a personal single-game-high eight passes for 86 yards. Though he did not score any touchdowns in the contest, six of his eight receptions resulted in Spartan first downs.
Oliver was the top pass-catching tight end among FBS players the first week of the season. He enters the September 8 SJSU at Washington State game ranked tied for 13th nationally in pass receptions per game at 8.00.
The John Mackey Award recognizes the top tight end in college football. Eight semifinalists will be named on November 15. Three finalists will be announced on November 22. The 2018 winner be revealed on December 5 and presented on December 6 at the Home Depot College Football Awards Red Carpet Show on ESPNU.