Penn State sophomore Kyle Carter has been named to the preseason watch list for the 2013 John Mackey Award, which is presented to the nation's top collegiate tight end.

Carter is one of only three sophomores on the 37-player Mackey Award watch list. Carter was the only freshman named to 2012 John Mackey Award Midseason Watch List.

Carter ranked second on the team with 36 receptions for 453 yards, with two touchdowns last season.