Notre Dame tight end Tyler Eifert, a former Bishop Dwenger standout, was named to the John Mackey Award midseason watch list Monday.
The Mackey Award is given to the most outstanding tight end in FBS college football.
Eifert, who also garnered midseason first-team honors from the Sporting News and Phil Steele, is the Irish's second-leading receiver, with 32 receptions for 363 yards. He has three touchdowns.
The Mackey Award winner will be announced Dec. 8.