Florida Atlantic University football hit the midway point of its 2018 bye week on Wednesday. Early morning showers kept the Owls off the field and provided the players an opportunity to complete their scheduled lifts and to leave the training facility a little early. By mid-afternoon word broke that Harrison Bryant
was named the John Mackey National Tight End of the Week.
The John Mackey Award bestowed to Bryant, a junior from Gray, Georgia, is for his efforts in FAU's 52-33 victory over Conference USA foe Old Dominion
. He had a career-best game reeling in six catches for 133 yards and two touchdowns, including a career-long 44-yard reception. Bryant's receiving yardage total and touchdowns scored were also both career highs. Known for his dependability, he caught six of the seven passes thrown his way, contributing four first downs and assisting the Owls' running game with his blocking ability as FAU rushed for 266 yards in the game.
The John Mackey Tight End of the Week is an honor distinct and different from the annual John Mackey Award. This weekly honor was started in 2004 to draw attention to individual play by tight ends during the active season. The Tight End of the Week acknowledgment does not have a direct bearing on the final John Mackey Award selection process.
Harrison Bryant ODU Game Highlights
On the Bye Week
Redshirt Freshman Quarterback Chris Robison
Junior Running Back Devin "Motor" Singletary
- "First season. Halfway through. It (this season) has flown by. I didn't expect it to go this fast … as the season keeps going, I'm starting to get way more comfortable. Us (FAU) loosening up is starting to happen."
- "We're still working on finding things to get better at, but definitely take care of your body and try to get your body back as much as possible. I think you need a bye week to kind of regroup. It couldn't have come at (any) better time, midway through the season. (It) gives you time to regroup and get your mind back right and then (it's) time to go again."
Quarterback Chris Robison
will join ESPN West Palm 106.3 and WPTV's Brian Rowitz during the weekly radio show, this Thursday, hosted by Boca Raton's Biergarten, 309 Via De Palmas #90, Boca Raton, Florida 33432. The show will air live on ESPN West Palm 106.3 and on the ESPN app.
Fox Sports Florida
For the third consecutive year, FAU's Frank Forte
hosts the weekly show "Inside the Owls Burrow." The show is broadcasted on Fox Sports Florida each Thursday at 4 p.m., and re-airs for a second time at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. This week's show features Coach Kiffin's recap of the Old Dominion game as well as a look into the bye week. Reporter Brittany Flowers catches up with two former players who are now FAU police officers in "Where Are They Now?," plus a light will shine on two FAU graduate assistants, Mike Nysewander
and "Rip" Rowan, in an inside look at a typical day's duties and responsibilities.
Meet Junior Offensive Lineman Brandon Walton
2018 Florida Atlantic Roster
After this weekend's bye, FAU will travel to Huntington, West Virginia for a C-USA matchup against Marshall on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 2:30 p.m., and returns home to play host to Louisiana Tech on Friday, Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. Both games will be produced by CBS Sports Network and will stream on Facebook Live.
To Purchase Football Game Tickets
For season tickets, call 1-866-FAU-OWLS. All games will be carried by ESPN West Palm 106.3 and also can be heard on the ESPN app. Follow the team via social media @FAUAthletics.