Biletnikoff Award Watch List Recognizes Five MAC Student-Athletes

Updated 7/16/2013

2013 Biletnikoff Award Announces Pre-season Watch List

Central Michigan's Titus Davis, Buffalo's Alex Neutz, Toledo's Bernard Reedy and Alonzo Russell and Ball State's Willie Snead Named to List
 
Tallahassee, FL -The Tallahassee Quarterback Club (TQC) Foundation, Inc., the creator and sponsor of the Biletnikoff Award, has released the 2013 Biletnikoff Award Pre-season Watch List. The Biletnikoff Award recognizes the outstanding receiver in college football.
 
Representing the MAC are five wide receivers: Central Michigan's Titus Davis, Buffalo's Alex Neutz, Toledo's Bernard Reedy and Alonzo Russell and Ball State's Willie Snead Named to List.
 
Davis will provides the Chippewas with one of the top offensive weapons in the MAC and in the nation in 2013. A year ago, the Second Team All-MAC selection topped Central Michigan with 860 yards, eight receiving touchdowns, and a 71.7 receiving yards per game average despite missing time due to injury. His eight scores equaled his total from 2011 and rank tied for sixth on the Central Michigan's single season charts while his yardage total placed him just outside the top 10 in the Chippewas’ record book. Davis’ 20.0 yards per reception average led the conference and ranked No. 1 in the nation among receivers with more than 40 catches.
 
Neutz put together one of the best seasons ever by a Buffalo receiver in 2012, despite being the focal point of every opposing defense. Along with being named the team’s offensive MVP, Neutz was named to the All-MAC Second Team. He ranked second in the MAC, and 20th nationally, in yards receiving per game (92.3).  In the single season record book, his 65 catches in 2012 rank sixth overall (third in the Division I era), his 11 touchdowns are the second most ever, and his 1,015 yards receiving are the second most in the Division I era and the fourth most in program history. As he enters into his final season, he is sixth in career catches, seventh in yards, second in touchdowns, and fifth in 100-yard games.
 
Reedy caught 88 passes for 1,113 yards and six TDs in 2012, and also scored four times on kickoff or punt returns. He made All-MAC at three positions in 2012: wide receiver, kickoff return and punt return.
 
Russell caught 56 passes for 960 yards and scored five times last season. He made third-team All-MAC.
 
Snead, who was also named to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List in 2012, has 117 career receptions for 1,475 career receiving yards, and both marks rank 12th in Ball State history.  He played in all 13 games for the Cardinals in 2012 and tallied 89 catches for 1,148 yards – both marks ranked third in Ball State’s single season history.  He tied for first in the nation last season with 58 plays from scrimmage of 10 yards or more.  Snead ranked 18th in the country in 2012 with 6.85 receptions per game and 25th nationally with 88.31 receiving yards per contest.  He has four games in his career of 100 or more yards receiving and his 11 career touchdown catches ranks in a tie for 10th in Ball State history.
 
The award recipient is selected by the Biletnikoff Award National Selection Committee, a group of over 200 prominent college football journalists, commentators, and former receivers. Receivers may be added to the watch list as their season performances dictate.  The 2013 Biletnikoff Award winner will be presented live on December 12, 2013, on The Home Depot College Football Awards Show to be broadcast from 7:00 – 9:00pm on ESPN.   
 
The Biletnikoff Award winner will receive the trophy at the Biletnikoff Award Banquet at the University Center Club at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee on Saturday, February 8, 2014.  Coaching legend Dick Vermeil will deliver the 2014 banquet’s keynote address and recognize the Foundation’s fifteen scholarship recipients who will receive from the Foundation well over $750,000 in college scholarships. 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. The banquet will be live streamed on ESPN3.
 
The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc. will announce the ten Biletnikoff Award semifinalists on November 18, 2013, following the vote by the Biletnikoff Award National Selection Committee. Likewise, the three finalists will be declared, following another vote, on November 25, 2013. 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.
 
The name Biletnikoff is synonymous with the term receiver. Fred Biletnikoff, a member of the pro and college football halls of fame, was an All-Pro receiver with the Oakland Raiders and an All-America receiver 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. Fred was the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XI.
 
The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc. created the Biletnikoff Award in 1994. Seventeen college receivers have won the award, including Marqise Lee, Randy Moss, Calvin Johnson, Michael Crabtree, and Larry Fitzgerald. 
 
2013 Biletnikoff Award Pre-season Watch List (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 StateJR
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-MonroeSR
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 
 
The Biletnikoff Award is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA) which encompasses the most prestigious awards in college football. The 21 awards boast 678 years of tradition-selection excellence.