Aug 30, 2014; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida Gators tight end Jake McGee (83) warms up before the game against the Idaho Vandals at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Kim Klement USA TODAY Sports

One of Florida's focal points in the passing game this year, tight Jake McGee is also garnering national recognition.

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On Monday, the sixth-year transfer from Virginia was named as a semifinalist for the John Mackey Award -- given to the nation's top tight end.

McGee has truly given Florida an added dimension from within its passing game. Often targeted on third-down and red-zone situations, McGee is tied for the team-lead with three receiving touchdowns. He's also managed to accrue 31 catches for 268 yards.

Two other SEC tight ends -- Hunter Henry of Arkansas and O.J. Howard of Alabama -- also made the list featuring the eight semifinalists.