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NCAA’s active leader in career TD receptions is one of 75 receivers selected
PROVO, Utah – BYU senior wide receiver Cody Hoffman has been named to the 2013 Biletnikoff Award preseason watch list released Tuesday by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc., the Florida-based creator and sponsor of the Biletnikoff Award, which recognizes the outstanding receiver in college football.
A preseason All-American, Hoffman led BYU with 100 receptions for 1,248 yards and 11 touchdowns as a junior. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound native of Crescent City, Calif., enters his final season needing 19 receptions, 538 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns to become BYU’s all-time leader in each category. The two-time All-Independent Team selection leads all returning FBS receivers in career receiving touchdowns (28) while ranking third in career receptions (203) and fourth in career receiving yards (2,718) among active FBS players.
Named after Pro Football and College Football Hall of Fame receiver Fred Biletnikoff, the award was created in 1994 by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation. Biletnikoff was an All-Pro with the Oakland Raiders after earning All-America honors at Florida State University. He caught 589 passes for 8,974 yards and 76 touchdowns in his 14-year Raiders career from 1965 through 1978. Biletnikoff was the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XI.
Foundation Selection Committee Co-Chairman and Founding Trustee Walter Manley, II, said, “The 2013 Biletnikoff Award preseason watch list contains one of the most talented fields in the award’s history, consistent with the escalating importance of the passing game in college football.”
The Biletnikoff Award National Selection Committee, a group of more than 200 prominent college football journalists, commentators and former receivers, selects the annual Biletnikoff Award recipient. Receivers may be added to the watch list as their season performances dictate. The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation will announce 10 semifinalists on Nov. 18, 2013, and then three finalists on Nov. 25, 2013.
The winner will be announced on Dec. 12, 2013, on The Home Depot College Football Awards Show. The trophy presentation will take place at the Biletnikoff Award Banquet at the University Center Club at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.
Coaching great Dick Vermeil will deliver the 2014 banquet’s keynote address and recognize the Foundation’s fifteen scholarship recipients, who will receive more than $750,000 in college scholarships from the Foundation. The Foundation’s charitable mission is to provide college scholarships to North Florida high school seniors who have overcome significant barriers to achieve at the highest academic and extra-curricular levels.
For complete details and updates of interest, together with weekly statistics and news of the Biletnikoff Award candidates, please consult the Foundation website at www.biletnikoffaward.com.
2013 Biletnikoff Award Pre-season Watch List
(listed in alphabetical order)
Player, School, Year
Jared Abbrederis, Wisconsin, Sr.
Davante Adams, Fresno State, So.
Nelson Agholor, USC, So.
Alex Amidon, Boston College, Sr.
Odell Beckham, Jr., LSU, Jr.
Kenny Bell, Nebraska, Jr.
Michael Bennett, Georgia, Jr.
Chris Boyd, Vanderbilt, Jr.
Corey Brown, Ohio State, Sr.
Aaron Burbridge, Michigan State, So.
Damiere Byrd, South Carolina, Jr.
Michael Campanaro, Wake Forest, Sr.
Brandon Carter, TCU, Jr.
Brandon Coleman, Rutgers, Jr.
Brandin Cooks, Oregon State, Jr.
Amari Cooper, Alabama, So.
Jamison Crowder, Duke, Jr.
DaVaris Daniels, Notre Dame, Jr.
Quinshad Davis, North Carolina, So.
Mike Davis, Texas, Sr.
Titus Davis, Central Michigan, Jr.
Stefon Diggs, Maryland, So.
Phillip Dorsett, Miami, Jr.
William Dukes, FAU, Jr.
Quinton Dunbar, Florida, So.
Bruce Ellington, South Carolina, Jr.
Mike Evans, Texas A&M, So.
Shaquelle Evans, UCLA, Sr.
Austin Franklin, New Mexico State, Jr.
Jeremy Gallon, Michigan, Sr.
Keyarris Garrett, Tulsa, Jr.
Ryan Grant, Tulane, Sr.
Rashad Green, FSU, Jr.
Dorial Green-Beckham, Missouri, So.
Deontay Greenberry, Houston, So.
Noel Grigsby, San Jose State, Sr.
Je’Ron Hamm, Louisiana-Monroe, Sr.
Justin Hardy, East Carolina, Jr.
Chris Harper, California, So.
Robert Herron, Wyoming, Sr.
Cody Hoffman, BYU, Sr.
Josh Huff, Oregon, Sr.
T.J. Jones, Notre Dame, Sr.
Cody Latimer, Indiana, Jr.
Marqise Lee, USC, Jr.
Jordan Leslie, UTEP, Jr.
Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt, Sr.
J.D. McKissic, Arkansas State, So.
Trey Metoyer, Oklahoma, So.
Matt Miller, Boise State, Jr.
Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia, Jr.
Donte Moncrief, Ole Miss, Jr.
Tracy Moore , Oklahoma State, Sr.
Alex Neutz, Buffalo, Jr.
Kevin Norwood, Alabama, Sr.
DeVante Parker, Louisville, Jr.
Charone Peake, Clemson, Jr.
Bernard Reedy, Toledo, Sr.
Tevin Reese, Baylor, Sr.
Paul Richardson, Colorado, Jr.
Allen Robinson, Penn State, Jr.
Shaq Roland, South Carolina, So.
Alonzo Russell, Toledo, So.
Jalen Saunders, Oklahoma, Sr.
Jaxon Shipley, Texas, Jr.
Tommy Shuler, Marshall, So.
Devin Smith, Ohio State, Jr.
Willie Snead, Ball State, Jr.
Josh Stewart, Oklahoma State, Jr.
Devin Street, Pittsburgh, Jr.
Eric Thomas, Troy, Sr.
Jordan Thompson, West Virginia, Fr.
Eric Ward, Texas Tech, Sr.
Sammy Watkins, Clemson, Jr.
Brandon Wimberly, Nevada, Sr.