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Matt Spaeth Wins John Mackey Award, Named AP All America

On January 7, 2007 I created a blog specifically for Minnesota Golden Gopher football called Gopher The Roses, www.gopherfootballblog.com. There you will find all of the posts from this site and more in depth coverage on all things Gopher football than I was able to do here on the business blog.

   

Congratulations to Matt Spaeth for getting the recognition he deserves. Yes he owes a little of this to his team, the quarterback and the system he plays in but he is an outstanding player, teammate, and member of the university community.

   

Whoever drafts him is going to get a top-notch person and athlete.

   

The John Mackey Award is given to the tight end that best exemplifies the play, sportsmanship, academics, and community values of NFL Hall of Fame Tight End John Mackey.

   

Spaeth is the second Gopher in two years to be named Associated Press All-America Team, Center Greg Eslinger was on the list in 2005.

   

Matt Spaeth was also 1st team All Big Ten Team by both the coaches and media for the second year in a row.

   

Spaeth finishes his career as the all time tight end leader with 109 receptions and 1,293 receiving yards.

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