Dorsett Added to Biletnikoff Award Watch List
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - University of Miami sophomore WR Phillip Dorsett was one of 11 receivers added to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List, the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation announced Tuesday.
The Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., native leads the Hurricanes with 28 receptions, 464 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns through five games. Dorsett has posted back-to-back 100-yard receiving games, including a career-high nine catches for 184 yards at Georgia Tech (Sept. 22) and seven catches for a career-high 191 yards and two scores vs. NC State (Sept. 29). His 184-yard performance at Georgia Tech earned him ACC Receiver of the Week honors Sept. 24.
Dorsett, who ranks third in the ACC in receiving yards per game and seventh in receptions per game, was one of 11 watch list additions released Tuesday. The others included Davante Adams (Fresno State), Brandin Cooks (Oregon State), Mike Edwards (UTEP), Quintin Payton (NC State), Chip Reeves (Troy), Alonzo Russell (Toledo), Dawan Scott (Miami, Ohio), Tommy Shuler (Marshall), Willie Snead (Ball State) and Marquelo Suel (Akron).
Junior WR Allen Hurns was on the Biletnikoff Award Preseason Watch List released in July.
The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc. will announce the 10 Biletnikoff Award semifinalists on Nov. 12, 2012, following the vote by the Biletnikoff Award National Selection Committee. Likewise, the three finalists will be declared, following another vote, on November 19, 2012.
ABOUT THE BILETNIKOFF AWARD
The Biletnikoff Award is presented annually to the nation's outstanding college football receiver (the award defines receiver as any player who catches a pass) by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc. (TQC). The TQC Foundation, Inc. is an independent, charitable organization that was founded in 1994. Present Chairman and Founding Trustee, Professor Walter W. Manley II, Founding Trustee L. Thomas Cox, Jr., Founding Trustee Rocky Bevis, and Founding Trustee Bob Teel established the award and the TQC Foundation, Inc. that sponsors it. Many more trustees have contributed to its development as one of the most prominent awards in college football. The idea of a college receiver's award was not a novel one, as a number of organizations throughout America considered establishing it; however, the TQC Foundation, Inc. joined the idea to the organization's vision and created an outstanding award and dynamic organization. The trophy, presented to each winner, is the most beautiful individual award in college football - it has won several national awards for design excellence and aesthetic appeal.