Wimberly named to Biletnikoff Watch List

Wimberly named to Biletnikoff Watch List

July 16, 2013

RENO, Nev. – Nevada senior wide receiver Brandon Wimberly has been named to the Watch List for the Biletnikoff Award, given annually to the nation, the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation announced Tuesday.

A first-team All-Mountain West selection in 2012, Wimberly led Nevada with 70 catches for 845 yards to go along with four touchdowns. He was third in the MW in receptions per games and fifth in the conference in yards per game. For his career, Wimberly has 164 receptions for 2,060 yards and 10 scores.

Wimberly has caught a pass in 40 consecutive games – all 40 games of his career – which is the longest active streak in the nation. He has also started 37 games in his career, which is tied for the 11th-longest streak in the nation entering the season.

Wimberly is one of just five Mountain West players on the list.

The Biletnikoff Award recognizes the outstanding receiver in college football. 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. The 2013 Biletnikoff Award winner will be presented live on Dec. 12 on The Home Depot College Football Awards Show on ESPN.
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 list:
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
Mike Davis        Texas        SR
Quinshad Davis        North Carolina    SO
Titus Davis        Central MichiganJR
Stefon Diggs        Maryland    SO
Phillip Dorsett        Miami        JR
William Dukes        FAU        JR
Quinton Dunbar    Florida        JR
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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