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Senior Jared Rice earns 2 preseason award list nods

The 2019 Fresno State football team continues to earn preseason recognition as senior tight end Jared Rice has been named to both the Biletnikoff Award and John Mackey Award watch list, according to Fresno State Athletics.

The John Mackey Award is given annually to the most outstanding collegiate tight end in the nation, while the Biletnikoff Award is awarded to the most outstanding pass catcher, regardless of position.

For the tight end, the John Mackey Award selection marks back-to-back selections for Rice, falling short of the semifinalist cut as a junior in 2018 and his first Biletnikoff nod, being one of only four tight ends to make the list in 2019.