Tennessee senior Mychal Rivera is on the preseason John Mackey Award watch list for the honor that goes to the nation's top collegiate tight end.
Last season Rivera was named to John Mackey Award midseason watch list. Rivera had 29 catches for 344 yards and a TD.
No Tennessee player has won the Mackey Award, although Jason Witten (2002) and Luke Stocker (2010) were semifinalists for the honor.
The winner will be announced as part of the ESPNU College Football Awards Show on Dec. 6.