|Cowan on Mackey Watch List|
University of Idaho senior Trent ‘Buck’ Cowan is the second Vandal to receive mention on the prestigious Mackey Award Watch List, which honors the best collegiate tight end.
Cowan is a member of the watch list after finishing fourth among FBS tight ends in 2015. He had 624 yards on 48 catches. He accounted for four touchdowns and had two games – Auburn (118) and Wofford (110), of 100 or more yards receiving.
“Trent is very deserving of this honor,” coach Paul Petrino said. “He is a very dedicated player. His work ethic and attention to detail service as examples of how to do things right. He had a great year in 2015 and we expect great things out of him again this year.”
A Business/Economics major, Cowan began his career at Idaho as a receiver and converted to tight end in the spring of 2015. He made the move seamlessly and had an immediate impact on the offense – not only with his ability to make the big catch or the athletic grab, but also in his effectiveness as a blocker. Cowan was a key player in an offense that was one of the Sun Belt’s and FBS’ statistical leaders in 2015 in a number of categories.
Daniel Hardy was a Mackey Award semifinalist in 2010.