Oct. 8, 2004
Manhasset, N.Y. – Notre Dame junior tight end Anthony Fasano was named this week’s John Mackey Tight End of the Week by the Nassau County Sports Commission. The third-year player caught eight passes for 155 receiving yards, including a career-long 42-yard reception that set up a score, in Notre Dame’s 41-16 loss to Purdue last Saturday.
For the season, Fasano has 15 catches for 256 yards (17.1 avg.) and two touchdowns. That total is close to matching his 2003 total of 18 receptions (169 yards, 2 TDs). Through five games this season, Fasano ranks as the Irish’s second-leading receiver and is third on the team in receiving yards.
Fasano has already been added to the Watch List for the 2004 John Mackey Award which will be presented on April 11, 2005 at the Nassau County Sports Commission Annual Awards Dinner. The John Mackey award is presented annually to the top Tight End in Division 1-A College Football based on on-field performance, sportsmanship and academics.