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Penn State's Kyle Carter named to Mackey Award list as top tight end

Penn State redshirt freshman Kyle Carter was named to the mid-season watch list for the 2012 Mackey Award, given annaully to the nation's top tight end.

Penn State's Kyle Carter named to Mackey Award list as top tight end

The inclusion and emphasis of the tight end in Bill O'Brien's schemes is one of the biggest differences in this season's offense. Now, one of O'Brien's top tight ends is getting recognized as one of the top performers in the country.

Penn State redshirt freshman Kyle Carter was named to the mid-season watch list for the 2012 Mackey Award, given annually to the nation's top tight end.

Carter is the only freshman of the 26 Mackey Award candidates. He is one of four Big Ten players on the list.

Through six games, the Bear, Del. native is second on the Nittany Lions with 23 catches, including three for 20 yards or longer. In total, Carter has 297 yards (12.1 per game) and one touchdown.

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-Emily Kaplan

About this blog
Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

Joining Joe this season will be John Stuetz, an intern for The Inquirer and senior at Penn State majoring in print journalism and marketing. This is John's third season covering the Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A native of Glenside, Montgomery County, John graduated from Cheltenham High School.

For Joe, this will be his fifth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

Joe Juliano Inquirer Staff Writer
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