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.