Allen Hurns Named to Biletnikoff Watch List
July 17, 2012
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – University of Miami wide receiver Allen Hurns has been included on the 2012 Biletnikoff Award Preseason Watch List – given to the nation’s top receiver – as announced Tuesday by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc.
Hurns, a native of Carol City, Fla., had a breakout season as a sophomore recording 31 receptions for 415 yards, a 13.4 yard per reception average. His four touchdown catches on the season were second on the team to only Tommy Streeter (8) – the sixth round pick of the Baltimore Ravens in the 2012 NFL Draft.
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.
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.
2012 Biletnikoff Award Preseason Watch List
|Tavon Austin||West Virginia||Senior|
|Stedman Bailey||West Virginia||Junior|
|Jheranie Boyd||North Carolina||Senior|
|Corey Brown||Ohio State||Junior|
|Michael Campanaro||Wake Forest||Junior|
|Marcus Davis||Virgina Tech||Senior|
|Noel Grigsby||San Jose State||Junior|
|Nick Harwell||Miami (Ohio)||Junior|
|Willie Haulstead||Florida State||Junior|
|Erik Highsmith||North Carolina||Senior|
|TJ Jones||Notre Dame||Junior|
|Colin Lockett||San Diego State||Junior|
|Matt Miller||Boise State||Sophomore|
|Uzoma Nwachukwu||Texas A&M||Senior|
|Quinton Patton||Louisiana Tech||Senior|
|Ryan Swope||Texas A&M||Senior|
|Eric Ward||Texas Tech||Junior|
|Markus Wheaton||Oregon State||Senior|
|Marquess Wilson||Washington State||Junior|