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Eight receivers added to Biletnikoff watch list

Marcus Sales, Jared Carpenter AP

Two months after releasing its preseason watch list, the Biletnikoff Award has expanded its players to watch at the wide receiver position.

A total of eight receivers were added to the award’s roll, bringing the number of players on the watch list to 56.

Those added are Boston College’s Alex Amidon, Middle Tennessee’s Anthony Amos, New Mexico State’s Austin Franklin, Arizona’s Austin Hill, Ole Miss’ Donte Moncrief, Penn State’s Allen Robinson, Syracuse’s Marcus Sales (pictured) and Western Michigan’s Jaime Wilson.

Wilson (third), Amidon (eighth), Sales (eighth) and Robinson (tenth) are all in the Top 10 in receptions per game after Week 3.  Two receivers inside the Top 10 in that category — Louisiana-Monroe’s Brent Leonard and Miami of Ohio’s Andy Cruse — weren’t included in either watch list.

Clemson All-American Sammy Watkins, he of the offseason arrest and two-game suspension to start the season, was left off the initial watch list, and the standout sophomore wasn’t included on the revamped list either.

The 10 semifinalists for the 2012 version of the award will be announced Nov. 12.  The three finalists will be announced a week later, with the winner revealed Dec. 6 on The Home Depot College Football Awards Show.

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3 Responses to “Eight receivers added to Biletnikoff watch list”
  1. southcarolinian1 says: Sep 19, 2012 8:53 AM

    Sammy Watkins had 52 receiving yards against Furman. Furman.That is his only game in 2012. On a per game basis, that is barely in the top 75 receivers in the country. The number 50th receiver is at 65 yards a game.

    Everybody knows Sammy is a fine player. I guess he can prove he belongs on the Biletnikoff Award watch list by his actual play in the next few games.

    Watkins has plenty of time. In 2007, Michael Crabtree played his way on the Biletnikoff Award Watch List and won the award that year, his freshman season. Of course he had big games and huge receiving numbers, a far cry from 52 yards against a Furman.

  2. southcarolinian1 says: Sep 19, 2012 11:37 AM

    The Biletnikoff Award recognizes college football’s best receiver, not merely wide receiver.
    Consult the web site http://www.biletnikoffaward.com for a discussion of eligibility.
    All the best–Walter W. Manley

  3. davidjcu says: Sep 19, 2012 1:27 PM

    Watkins had only 52yds against Furman mainly because Hopkins has taken his role as the number 1 receiver for now. He also had a 58yd rushing td against furman.

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