Mizzou Football sophomore wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham (Springfield, Mo.) has been selected to the 2013 Biletnikoff Award Preseason Watch List. The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation announced this on Tuesday. The award recognizes an outstanding receiver in college football, and has recognized previous Tigers in the past. Former Mizzou players Chase Coffman and Jeremy Maclin were finalists in 2008, and both of these players have found themselves playing in the NFL after their success at Mizzou.
Many considered Green-Beckham to be the nation’s No. 1 overall prospect in the 2012 class, and he didn’t cease to disappoint by accumulating the team-best five receiving touchdowns as a freshman last season. Green-Beckham earned Honorable Mention Freshman All-America recognition from College Football News after totaling 395 receiving yards on 28 catches. In his final five games of the season he collected 21 of his 28 catches, 267 of his 395 yards and four of his five touchdowns.
Green-Beckham was one of 75 selected in the preseason watch list and was one of 16 sophomores announced as candidates as well.
The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation will announce the 10 Biletnikoff Award semifinalists on Nov. 18, following the vote by the Biletnikoff Award National Selection Committee. Three finalists will be selected, following another vote, on Nov. 25. The 2013 Biletnikoff Award winner will be named on Dec. 12 on The Home Depot College Football Awards Show on ESPN.
For complete details and news on the Biletnikoff Award candidates, please visit http://www.biletnikoffaward.com.