Biletnikoff Award watch list: 2012 winner Marqise Lee leads group
USC wide receiver Marqise Lee won the 2012 Biletnikoff Award, given annually to the nation's top receiver. Lee headlines the group of 75 players on the 2013 watch list.
Watch-list season continues into its final week. The rest of college football's individual awards will be releasing watch lists this week, concluding with the Walter Camp Award watch list on Friday.
The Biletnikoff Award is presented annually to the nation's outstanding college football receiver by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation. The award, established in 1997, is voted on by a group of sports writers and commentators on a national, regional and conference level, as well as past Biletnikoff Award winners and distinguished receivers of the past.
USC wide receiver Marqise Lee won the award in 2012, winning the vote over West Virginia's Stedman Bailey and Baylor's Terrance Williams. Lee is back on the 2013 Biletnikoff Award watch list, along with 2012 semifinalists Brandin Cooks (Oregon State) and Austin Franklin (New Mexico State).
The award process for the Biletnikoff will slow down after the watch list, allowing voters to take in more than two months of the season before voting on the 10 semifinalists in mid-November. Following the announcement of the semifinalists on Nov. 18, there will be another vote to trim the list to three finalists (announcement on Nov. 25) and the winner will be announced at The Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Dec. 12.
Check out the full list below. Remember, names can be added or removed from this list during the first weeks of the season. There are no official "snubs" yet.
|Davante Adams||Fresno State||SO|
|Alex Amidon||Boston College||SR|
|Odell Beckham , Jr.||LSU||JR|
|Corey (Pitt) Brown||Ohio State||SR|
|Aaron Burbridge||Michigan State||SO|
|Damiere Byrd||South Carolina||JR|
|Michael Campanaro||Wake Forest||SR|
|Brandin Cooks||Oregon State||JR|
|DaVaris Daniels||Notre Dame||JR|
|Quinshad Davis||North Carolina||SO|
|Titus Davis||Central Michigan||JR|
|Bruce Ellington||South Carolina||JR|
|Mike Evans||Texas A&M||SO|
|Austin Franklin||New Mexico State||JR|
|Noel Grigsby||San Jose State||SR|
|Justin Hardy||East Carolina||JR|
|T.J. Jones||Notre Dame||SR|
|J.D. McKissic||Arkansas State||SO|
|Matthew Miller||Boise State||JR|
|Donte Moncrief||Ole Miss||JR|
|Tracy Moore||Oklahoma State||SR|
|Allen Robinson||Penn State||JR|
|Shaq Roland||South Carolina||SO|
|Devin Smith||Ohio State||JR|
|Willie Snead||Ball State||JR|
|Josh Stewart||Oklahoma State||JR|
|Jordan Thompson||West Virginia||SO|
|Eric Ward||Texas Tech||SR|
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