Two Tigers named to top WR award watch list


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Ross make quite the debut as a freshman.
Ross make quite the debut as a freshman.

Clemson receivers Justyn Ross and Tee Higgins were named to the 2019 Biletnikoff Award watch list on Thursday.

The Biletnikoff Award annually recognizes the outstanding receiver in college football. Any player, regardless of position (wide receiver, tight end, split end, inside receiver, slot back or running back) who catches a pass is eligible for the award. As such, the Biletnikoff Award recognizes the outstanding receiver, not merely the outstanding wide receiver.

Higgins picked up first-team All-ACC honors last season with 59 catches for 936 yards and 12 scores.

Ross finished his rookie campaign strong with 12 receptions for 301 yards and three scores in blowout wins over Notre Dame and Alabama to capture the national title.

The award recipient is selected by the highly distinguished Biletnikoff Award National Selection Committee, a group of prominent college football journalists, commentators, and former receivers. Foundation trustees do not vote and have never voted. BiletnikoffAward.com/voters

Receivers are periodically added to the watch list as their season performances dictate. Actual, not potential, performance is the basis for inclusion on the Biletnikoff Award Watch List. The transparently detailed and explicit criteria for candidate eligibility, watch list inclusion, and voting appear at: BiletnikoffAward.com/criteria

2019 Biletnikoff Award Watch List

PLAYER SCHOOL POS

Lynn Bowden, Jr. Kentucky WR

Rico Bussey, Jr. North Texas WR

Cedric Byrd Hawaii WR

Grant Calcaterra Oklahoma TE

Damonte Coxie Memphis WR

Gabriel Davis UCF WR

Bryan Edwards South Carolina WR

D’Wayne Eskridge Western Michigan WR

Aaron Fuller Washington WR

Antonio Gandy-Golden Liberty WR

KJ Hamler Penn State WR

Adrian Hardy Louisiana Tech WR

Damon Hazelton Virginia Tech WR

Tee Higgins Clemson WR

K.J. Hill Ohio State WR

Isaiah Hodgins Oregon State WR

Justin Jefferson LSU WR

Jerry Jeudy Alabama WR

Tyler Johnson Minnesota WR

Collin Johnson Texas WR

CeeDee Lamb Oklahoma WR

Ty Lee Middle Tennessee WR

Kalija Lipscomb Vanderbilt WR

McLane Mannix Texas Tech WR

Kirk Merritt Arkansas State WR

Riley Miller Ball State WR

Denzel Mims Baylor WR

Darnell Mooney Tulane WR

Rondale Moore Purdue WR

Albert Okwuegbunam Missouri TE

K.J. Osborn Miami WR

Dezmon Patmon Washington State WR

Jared Pinkney Vanderbilt TE

Michael Pittman, Jr. USC WR

James Proche SMU WR

Jalen Reagor TCU WR

Jared Rice Fresno State TE

Sean Riley Syracuse WR

Reggie Roberson, Jr. SMU WR

Justyn Ross Clemson WR

Henry Ruggs III Alabama WR

Laviska Shenault, Jr. Colorado WR

JD Spielman Nebraska WR

Amon-Ra St. Brown USC WR

Marquez Stevenson Houston WR

Tamorrion Terry Florida State WR

Jaylen Waddle Alabama WR

Tylan Wallace Oklahoma State WR

JoJo Ward Hawaii WR

Quez Watkins Southern Miss WR

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