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Bobo Named to Biletnikoff Award Watch List

Jul 21, 2022
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Tallahassee, Fla. -- The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc. announced on Thursday that UCLA's Jake Bobo has been named to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List. The Biletnikoff Award recognizes college football's outstanding receiver of the season at any position.
 
     Bobo transferred to UCLA in January of 2022 after appearing in 43 games and making 24 starts at receiver for Duke from 2018-2021. This past season, he started all 11 games for the Blue Devils and hauled in 74 passes for 794 yards and a touchdown. Bobo posted three 100-yard receiving games – 109 vs. Northwestern, 105 vs. Kansas, 102 vs. Louisville – and grabbed a career-high 11 passes in a game against Northwestern. He made at least five catches in nine games, including a season-long 48-yard reception against Kansas. He earned third-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors in 2021. His 6.2 receptions per game mark ranked 28th in the NCAA while his 66.2 yards per game average was ninth in the ACC. His junior season, he was the recipient of the Clarkston Hines Award as Duke's top receiver following a 32-catch campaign.
 
     The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc., will announce the 10 Biletnikoff Award semifinalists on Nov. 13, following the vote by the members of the Biletnikoff Award National Selection Committee. Likewise, the three finalists will be declared, following another vote, on Nov. 21. The 2022 Biletnikoff Award winner will be presented live on Dec. 8, on The Home Depot College Football Awards Show to be broadcast on ESPN. The award is named for Fred Biletnikoff, who played college football at Florida State University and professionally with the Oakland Raiders.
 
     Bobo and the Bruins open the 2022 season with three straight non-conference home contests. The campaign begins on Sept. 3 against Bowling Green at Rose Bowl Stadium in a 11:30 a.m. PT kickoff that airs on Pac-12 Network. A Sept. 10 visit by Alabama State follows, with the Pac-12 Network-televised matchup slated for a 2 p.m. start. Pac-12 Network also provides coverage of the Sept. 17 battle with South Alabama, beginning at 11 a.m. To place a $99 deposit on 2022 UCLA football season tickets, CLICK HERE.