BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana senior wide receiver Shane Wynn has earned a spot on the Biletnikoff Award Watch List, the Tallahassee Quarterback Club (TQC) Foundation, Inc., announced on Tuesday morning. The Biletnikoff Award annually recognizes the outstanding receiver in college football.
Wynn, who previously was named to the Paul Hornung Award Watch List, is the first player in IU history with receiving (17), punt return (one), kick return (one) and rushing (one) scores in his career.
Ranked third at Indiana in kick return yardage (1,610), tied for fifth in receiving touchdowns (17), tied for eighth in catches (133), 10th in all-purpose yardage (3,270) and 17th in receiving yardage (1,490), Wynn enters his final season at IU as one of the top wideouts in the Big Ten.
The Cleveland native is first among active B1G wide receivers with 20 career touchdowns (tied for ninth nationally), second with 133 receptions (18th) and 17 receiving touchdowns (tied for 11th), and third with 1,490 yards.
Wynn became the 18th Hoosier to reach 100 catches and 1,000 yards and is coming off a junior season in which he finished second in the conference and tied for 19th nationally with 11 receiving touchdowns. The speedster added one rushing and a 58-yard punt return score for 13 total TDs, which led the team, shared fourth in the league and sits tied for sixth in school history.
The 2014 Biletnikoff Award winner will be presented live on Dec. 11, 2014, on The Home Depot College Football Awards Show to be broadcast from 7-9 p.m. on ESPN. College and Pro Football Hall of Famer Fred Biletnikoff will announce the 2014 winner on the show.
The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc., will announce the 10 Biletnikoff Award semifinalists on Nov. 17, 2014, following the vote by the 221 members of the Biletnikoff Award National Selection Committee. Likewise, the three finalists will be declared, following another vote, on Nov. 24, 2014.
MUNCIE, Ind. – For the second straight season, Ball State junior wide receiver Jordan Williams has been named to the Fred Biletnikoff Award Watch List.
“Jordan had a breakout season in 2013 as a sophomore despite sharing the limelight with some other highly productive wide receivers,” said Ball State head coach Pete Lembo. “We are hoping he can become an even bigger factor this fall as well as in his senior season. Jordan’s combination of size, power, speed and intelligence makes him the perfect fit for the boundary receiver position in our offensive system. He is a 3.0 student in the classroom and a true student of the game on the field.”
As a sophomore for the Cardinals in 2013, Williams was named to the All-Mid-American Conference Third Team and was on the Biletnikoff Award Watch List. He played in 12 games last season and registered a career best two touchdown receptions at Eastern Michigan, at Akron and vs. Miami University. Against MU, Williams had five catches for a career high 161 yards.
Williams managed 72 receptions for 1,050 yards with 10 touchdowns in 13 games in 2013.
The Biletnikoff Award is presented by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation and annually recognizes the outstanding receiver in college football. The 2014 Biletnikoff Award winner will be presented live Dec. 11, on The Home Depot College Football Awards Show on ESPN.