Hopkins on 2011 Biletnikoff Award Watch List


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Clemson sophomore wide receiver DeAndre HopkinsDeAndre Hopkins
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lemson rising sophomore DeAndre Hopkins has been named to the preseason watch list for the Biletnikoff Award. The Biletnikoff Award is named after former Florida State and Oakland Raiders receiver Fred Biletnikoff and goes to the top receiver in college football.

Hopkins is one of nine ACC players on the list. He is joined by Travis Benjamin of Miami (FL), Jarrett Boykin of Virginia Tech, Kris Burd of Virginia, Chris Givens of Wake Forest, Dwight Jones of North Carolina, Bobby Swegert of Boston College, Donovan Varner and Conner Vernon of Duke.

Clemson’s schedule will be a challenge of the defensive secondary as six players on the Biletnikoff List will face the Tigers this year. In addition to Boykin, Givens, Jones and Swegert, the Tigers also face South Carolina’s Alshon Jeffery and Auburn’s Emory Blake, who are both on the list.

Hopkins led Clemson in receiving last year with 52 receptions for 637 yards and four touchdowns. He had three 100-yard receiving games over his last four contests, including the Meineke Car Care Bowl against South Florida when he had nine receptions for 105 yards. The nine receptions established a Clemson record for catches in a bowl game. He had at least five catches in each of the last five game. His 52 catches were the most by a first-team freshman and second best in history among all freshmen (red-shirt or first year).


BILETNIKOFF AWARD (July 6)

Joe Adams, Arkansas
Tavon Austin, West Virginia
Cole Beasley, SMU
Demario Belcher, Indiana
Travis Benjamin, Miami
Juston Blackmon, Oklahoma State
Emory Blake, Auburn
Kelvin Bolden, Southern Miss
Josh Boyce, TCU
Jarrett Boykin, Virginia Tech
Ryan Broyles, Oklahoma
Chad Bumphis, Mississippi State
Kris Burd, Virginia
Duron Carter, Alabama
Van Chew, Syracuse
Greg Childs, Arkansas
Devonte Christopher, Utah
Josh Cooper, Oklahoma State
Juron Criner, Arizona
BJ Cunningham, Michigan State
Mike Davis, Texas
Jeremy Ebert, Northwestern
Patrick Edwards, Houston
Michael Floyd, Notre Dame
Dwayne Frampton, Arkansas State
Jeff Fuller, Texas A&M
Chris Givens, Wake Forest
Ryan Grant, Tulane
Ladarius Green, Louisiana
Noel Grigsby, San Jose State
Cobi Hamilton, Arkansas
Darius Hanks, Alabama
Mark Harrison, Rutgers
Nick Harwell, Miami (Ohio)
TY Hilton, FIU
DeAndre Hopkins, Clemson
Alshon Jeffery, South Carolina
AJ Jenkins, Illinois
Damaris Johnson, Tulsa
Darius Johnson, SMU
Dwight Jones, North Carolina
Marvin Jones, California
Kamar Jorden, Bowling Green
Jermaine Kearse, Washington
Tavarres King, Georgia
Lance Lewis, East Carolina
Rishard Mathews, Nevada
Marquis Maze, Alabama
DaJon McKnight, Minnesota
Marvin McNutt, Iowa
TJ Moe, Missouri
Derrick Moye, Penn State
Eric Page, Toledo
Daymond Patterson, Kansas
Royce Pollard, Hawaii
Devier Posey, Ohio State
Ruben Randall, LSU
Roy Roundtree, Michigan
Mike Shanahan, Pittsburgh
Tyler Shoemaker, Boise State
Michael Smith, Connecticut
Kenny Stills, Oklahoma
Bobby Swegert, Boston College
Ryan Swope, Texas A&M
Alex Torres, Texas Tech
Donovan Varner, Duke
Conner Vernon, Duke
Markus Wheaton, Oregon State
Jordon White, Western Michigan
Cody Wilson, Central Michigan
Marquess Wilson, Washington State
DJ Woods, Cincinnati
Robert Woods, USC
Jarius Wright, Arkansas
Kendall Wright, Baylor

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