Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. was named Monday morning as one of 12 semifinalists for the Biletnikoff Award, which is presented annually to the nation’s most outstanding pass catcher, regardless of position.
Harrison, a sophomore from Philadelphia, has 65 catches for 1,037 yards and 11 touchdowns this fall, becoming only the eighth player in school history with 1,000 receiving yards in a season Chris Carter, Terry Glenn, DavidBoston, Michael Jenkins, Paris Campbell, Jaxon Smith-Njigba and Garret Wilson.
Other semifinalists include those from Boston College Zay flowersgeorgia Brock BowersIowa State Xavier HutchinsonHouston’s Nathaniel DellNorth Carolinas Josh DownsPurdues Charlie JonesSMU’s Rashee RiceTCUs Quentin Johnsontennessee Jalin HyattTulsa Keylon Stokes and USC’s Jordan Addisonwho took home the award last season while playing in Pittsburgh.
Glenn is the only Buckeye to have won the Biletnikoff Award, named for the former Florida State and Oakland Raiders wide receiver Fred Biletnikovcatching 64 passes for 1,411 yards and 17 touchdowns in the 1995 season.
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However, three semifinalists for this year’s award will be announced on November 29, while the winner will be announced during the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards show on December 8.
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