Fred Biletnikoff Award

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Fred Biletnikoff Award
Awarded for America's top college football receiver
Country United States
Presented by The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc.
First awarded 1994
Currently held by Dede Westbrook, Oklahoma
Official website http://www.biletnikoffaward.com/

The Fred Biletnikoff Award is presented annually to the outstanding receiver in American college football by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc. (TQCF), an independent not-for-profit organization which created the award in 1994 and has sponsored it since. The award is named for Fred Biletnikoff, who played college football at Florida State University and professionally with the Oakland Raiders.[1] Any NCAA Division I FBS player who catches the football through the forward pass is eligible to be selected as the award winner, although every winner since 1994 has been a wide receiver. A national selection committee consisting of over 215 journalists, commentators, broadcasters, and former players selects the award winner. No member of the board of trustees of the foundation has a vote.

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Team Ref
1994 Bobby Engram Penn State
1995 Terry Glenn Ohio State
1996 Marcus Harris Wyoming
1997 Randy Moss Marshall [2]
1998 Troy Edwards Louisiana Tech
1999 Troy Walters Stanford [3]
2000 Antonio Bryant Pittsburgh [4]
2001 Josh Reed LSU [5]
2002 Charles Rogers Michigan State [6]
2003 Larry Fitzgerald Pittsburgh [7]
2004 Braylon Edwards Michigan [8]
2005 Mike Hass Oregon State [9]
2006 Calvin Johnson Georgia Tech [10]
2007 Michael Crabtree Texas Tech [11]
2008 Michael Crabtree Texas Tech [12]
2009 Golden Tate Notre Dame [13]
2010 Justin Blackmon Oklahoma State [14]
2011 Justin Blackmon Oklahoma State [15]
2012 Marqise Lee USC [16]
2013 Brandin Cooks Oregon State [17]
2014 Amari Cooper Alabama [18]
2015 Corey Coleman Baylor [19]
2016 Dede Westbrook Oklahoma

References[edit]

General
Footnotes
  1. ^ Pino, Mark (April 17, 1994). "A Raiders move would hurt Bucs". Ocala Star-Banner. p. 1C. Retrieved December 5, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Manning, Woodson earn football honors". Ocala Star-Banner. Associated Press. December 12, 1997. p. 3C. Retrieved December 5, 2016. 
  3. ^ Nidetz, Stephen (December 30, 1999). "Underdog Stanford Loses Top Receiver Walters For Rose Bowl". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved December 6, 2016. 
  4. ^ Mallozzi, Vincent M. (December 31, 2000). "Champions 2000; From Sydney To the Bronx, the Winners". The New York Times. Retrieved December 6, 2016. 
  5. ^ Fred, Bierman; Gustines, Elena Aida (December 30, 2001). "2001: Looking Back; A Year of Champions: The Fastest, the Strongest, the Best". The New York Times. Retrieved December 6, 2016. 
  6. ^ George, Thomas (April 25, 2003). "Pro Football; Tough Rogers Is Confidence, Personified". The New York Times. Retrieved December 6, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Manning, White, Perry, Fitzgerald Win Awards". The Ledger. December 12, 2003. Retrieved December 6, 2016. 
  8. ^ "College Football Award Winners". Chicago Tribune. December 10, 2004. Retrieved December 6, 2016. 
  9. ^ James, Matt (December 10, 2005). "Another Trojan Wins Heisman". CollegeFootballPoll.com. Retrieved December 6, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Quinn beats out Smith for Maxwell". The Southeast Missourian. Associated Press. December 8, 2006. p. 4B. Retrieved December 6, 2016. 
  11. ^ Williams, Don (December 7, 2007). "Crabtree wins Biletnikoff, wants Heisman next". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Retrieved December 6, 2016. 
  12. ^ Williams, Don (December 11, 2008). "Crabtree wins second Biletnikoff". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Retrieved December 6, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Tate wins Biletnikoff". The Baltimore Sun. December 11, 2009. Retrieved December 6, 2016. 
  14. ^ Chatmon, Brandon (December 10, 2010). "OSU's Justin Blackmon, Dan Bailey win national awards". The Oklahoman. Retrieved December 5, 2016. 
  15. ^ Ubben, David (December 9, 2011). "Justin Blackmon: Repeat Biletnikoff winner". ESPN. Retrieved December 6, 2016. 
  16. ^ Klein, Gary (December 7, 2012). "Lee becomes USC's first Biletnikoff winner". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 5, 2016. 
  17. ^ Hightower, Kyle (December 12, 2013). "Oregon St Wide Receiver Brandin Cooks Win Biletnikoff Award". Associated Press. Retrieved December 5, 2016. 
  18. ^ "Alabama's Amari Cooper wins Biletnikoff Award as nation's top receiver". Fox Sports. Associated Press. December 11, 2014. Retrieved December 5, 2016. 
  19. ^ Burch, Jimmy (December 10, 2015). "Corey Coleman wins first Biletnikoff Award for Baylor". The Star-Telegram. Retrieved December 5, 2016. 

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