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July 8, 2014

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Bell and McNamara both named to Mackey Award watch list

NORMAN — Taylor McNamara has one career reception, and Blake Bell has never lined up in a three-point stance in the actual game. However, both were named to the Mackey Award preseason watch list on Tuesday.

The award, which is presented to college football’s best tight end, included 40 players.

McNamara, who has played in five games over the previous two seasons, made his lone catch — a 4-yard grab — last season in the Sugar Bowl against Alabama.

Bell is making the transition to tight end after spending three seasons at quarterback, including making eight starts at the spot last season.

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