July 6, 2004
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Notre Dame junior tight end Anthony Fasano (Verona, N.J.) has been named to the 2004 John Mackey Award Watch List. The 26 candidates for the award, which is given annually to the nation’s top Division I-A tight end, were recently announced by the Nassau County (N.Y.) Sports Commission.
The 6-4, 249-pound Fasano played in 11 games, starting three, for the Irish in 2003. He led all Notre Dame tight ends, and placed fourth on the team in receptions and yards with 18 catches for 169. His two touchdown catches trailed only classmates Rhema McKnight and Maurice Stovall, who both had three scoring receptions, for the team lead.
Fasano and the Irish will face off with three players who also made the list in 2004, starting with sophomore Daniel Coates and Brigham Young University in the season opener on Sept. 4. Notre Dame will then get a look at Washington senior Jon Lyon when the Huskies visit South Bend on Sept. 25, before they travel to Los Angeles for a meeting with senior Alex Holmes and the Trojans of the University of Southern California on Nov. 27.
The NCSC will announce the winner of the award in Dec., and the recipient will receive his trophy at the NCSC Annual Awards Dinner in April 2005.