Florida tight end McGee recognized as Mackey Award Semifinalist

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.

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.