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WVU TE Mike O’Laughlin Placed on Mackey Award Watch List

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When healthy, Mike O’Laughlin is an underrated piece of West Virginia’s offense. And despite some uncertainty about his availability and his recent injury history, it seems like O’Laughlin’s value is being recognized nationally.

The 6’5 Junior tight end was placed on the Mackey Award Watch List for this coming season. Established in 2000, the John Mackey Award is presented annually to college football’s most outstanding tight end.

O’Laughlin recorded only 11 catches for 65 yards last season in limited time due to a leg injury. Neal Brown did list O’Laughlin as the number 2 tight end on the initial preseason depth chart, but most expect that could change based on his rehab process.

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Mike Asti is an experienced media personality and journalist with a vast résumé and skillset, most notably with TribLIVE Radio, WPXI and 93.7 The Fan. Asti now serves as the Managing Editor of WV Sports Now, manages and serves as the lead host for Pittsburgh Sports Live and contributes to Steelers Now, Pittsburgh Sports Now and Nittany Sports Now. He also contributes to West Virginia's Metro News among other outlets.

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