LSU's Odell Beckham Jr.
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Beckham Jr. Earns Spot on Biletnikoff Watch List
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Published: July 16, 2013, 09:05 AM (CT)
Updated: July 16, 2013, 11:22 AM (CT)
by Bill Martin (@LSUBillMartin), Associate SID

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – LSU junior wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is one of 75 players from across the nation who have been named to the watch list for the Biletnikoff Award, which is presented annually to the most outstanding receiver in college football, the Tallahassee Quarterback Club announced on Tuesday.

Beckham Jr., a native of New Orleans, is one 13 Southeastern Conference wideouts on the list. Beckham joins five other LSU players on individual award watch lists this preseason.

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.

Beckham Jr. hauled in a team-high 713 yards receiving as a sophomore in 2012, and he was second in receptions with 43. He ranked 13th in the league in receiving yards per game with 54.3. He has averaged 12.9 yards every time he touches the football and he’s accounted for 1,784 all-purpose yards on 138 attempts in his two previous seasons.

The 2013 Biletnikoff Award winner will be presented live Dec. 12 on the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards Show from Walt Disney World. The award has been presented every year since 1994. LSU captured the honor in 2001 during Josh Reed’s All-American season.

2013 Preseason Watch Lists
Maxwell Award - Mettenberger
Bednarik Award - Barrow, Johnson, Loston
Outland Trophy - Collins, Johnson
Nagurski Trophy - Johnson, Loston
Thorpe Award - Loston
Butkus Award - Barrow
Lombardi Award - Collins, Johnson
Biletnikoff Award - Beckham Jr.

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 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

 

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