Furstenburg started all 12 games in 2011, finishing third in the ACC among tight ends in receptions per game (2.6) and receiving yards per game (29). He was named to the midseason watch list for the Mackey Award last season.

The award will be presented Dec. 6.

On Monday, defensive lineman Joe Vellano was named to the watch list for the Bednarik Award, given to the nation’s top defensive player.