TEMPE, Ariz. Chris Coyle gets very little local love.
I usually get to slide around campus under the radar, ASUs tight end said with a smile.
But Coyles Tempe attention feels like a glaring spotlight when compared to the attention he garners nationally.
When the Mackey Award semifinalists for the nations top tight end were announced Monday, three of the eight players listed were from the Pac-12. Coyle wasnt one of them, but you can certainly make an argument that he belongs in the company of Stanford senior Zach Ertz, UCLA senior Joseph Fauria and Washington sophomore Austin Seferian-Jenkins, all of whom made the list.
Entering Saturdays games, Seferian-Jenkins led the quartet with 55 receptions while Coyle (48) was second, Ertz (47) was third and Fauria had 31. Seferian-Jenkins was also tops in yards per game (73.1), with Ertz (64.1), Coyle (58.6) and Fauria (41.70) trailing. Fauria led all four in touchdowns (10), followed by Ertz (5), Seferian-Jenkins (4) and Coyle (3).