Tight End University will be hosting its second straight summit in 2022.
This special event hosted by Travis Kelce, George Kittle, and Greg Olsen is designed to help other tight ends hone their crafts ahead of the NFL season.
On Wednesday, June 8 we found out that another member of the New York Jets will be heading down to get some extra work in.
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“You know I’ve talked to CJ a lot about it (TEU) because I’m pretty sure he went last year. I’m pretty sure he will be there this year. I’m excited we are going to have three Jets down there and I don’t know if the news came out yet but I’m pretty positive he is going. I think it’ll be a fun experience I’ve never been down to Nashville so it’ll be cool to get out there.”
The official Twitter account for Tight End University has not yet made an official announcement that Uzomah is attending, but Conklin was able to break the news on the show.
This will be a three-day event from June 22 through 24 in Nashville and more specifically will take place at Vanderbilt University.
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A Huge Chip on the Shoulder
We mentioned earlier that this will be the second edition of TEU. Last year 49 tight ends received the exclusive invite to join the inaugural event, but Conklin wasn’t one of them.
“Yeah, actually George Kittle reached out and invited me, and yeah I’m excited about it. You know I would’ve loved to go last year but I get it you have to wait your turn.”
A big smile came across Conklin’s face when he talked about missing the cut last year during our interview. You could tell that it bothered him and when you look at the statistics it is hard to blame TEU for passing on Conklin.
In three seasons he registered a total of 32 catches for 329 yards and one touchdown. Those numbers are easy to overlook, although that wasn’t the case after 2021.
Conklin set new career highs in every major receiving category:
- 61 receptions
- 593 receiving yards
- Three touchdowns
The numbers were too impressive to ignore this time around and the folks over at TEU had no other choice but to extend an invite to the former Minnesota Vikings stud.