The list is down to eight.

Today, the Nassau County Sports Commission released the list of the eight semi-finalists for the John Mackey Award, given annually to the top tight end in college football.

And, for the second straight year, Louisiana's Ladarius Green is on the list.

Green was named the Mackey Tight End of the Week a week ago for his 13 catch performance against Louisiana-Monroe.

For the season, the senior has 40 catches for 419 yards and seven touchdowns.  His seven scores are the most by a receiver for the Ragin' Cajuns this year.

The semifinalists for the award are:

Dwayne Allen (JR, Clemson)
Orson Charles (JR, Georgia)

Drake Dunsmore (SR, Northwestern)

Tyler Eifert (SO, Notre Dame)

Coby Fleener (SR, Stanford)

Ladarius Green (SR, Louisiana)
Jacob Pederson (SO, Wisconsin)

Nick Provo (SR, Syracuse)

The finalists will be announced on Monday, November 21.