Football’s Strong Earns Spot on Biletnikoff Award Watch List
TEMPE, Ariz. – Arizona State University football student-athlete Jaelen Strong has been named to the Biletnikoff Award Preseason Watch List, the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc., announced Tuesday.
The Biletnikoff Award is given annually to the nation’s most outstanding receiver.
Strong, who also earned a spot on the Maxwell Award Watch List, led the team with 75 receptions and 1,122 receiving yards in 2013 en route to Second Team All-Pac-12 honors.
He finished the 2013 season with seven 100-plus yard games and played a major part in the Devils’ historic offense, which finished 10th nationally at 39.7 points per game and scored 556 total points, just six points behind the 1972 school record.
2014 Sun Devil Award Watch Lists
Biletnikoff Award (nation’s most outstanding receiver) – Jaelen Strong
Lombardi Award (nation’s most outstanding down lineman or linebacker) – Jamil Douglas
Outland Trophy (nation’s most outstanding interior lineman) – Douglas
Groza Award (nation’s most outstanding placekicker) – Zane Gonzalez
Mackey Award (nation’s most outstanding tight end) – De’Marieya Nelson
Maxwell Award (America's College Player of the Year) – D.J. Foster, Taylor Kelly, Strong
Hornung Award (nation's most versatile player) – Foster
ASU opens its campaign toward the Pac-12 Championship on Aug. 28 at Sun Devil Stadium against Weber State and the remaining home schedule includes UCLA on Sept. 25, a rematch with Stanford on Oct. 18 and a non-conference game with Notre Dame on Nov. 8.
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About the Biletnikoff Award
The 2014 Biletnikoff Award winner will be presented live on Dec. 11, 2014, on The Home Depot College Football Awards Show on ESPN. College and Pro Football Hall of Famer Fred Biletnikoff will announce the 2014 winner on the show. Past Biletnikoff Award winners include Calvin Johnson, Randy Moss, Michael Crabtree, and Larry Fitzgerald.
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. For complete details and updates of interest, together with weekly statistics and timely and important news of the Biletnikoff Award candidates, as well as a fan vote and discussion board, please consult the Foundation website at www.biletnikoffaward.com.