The Tallahassee Quarterback Club foundation has announced the ten finalists for the Biletnikoff Award, which is given each year to the top receiver (regardless of position) in the country. Obviously, our man Dede Westbrook has made the cut. The other semifinalists are:
- Austin Carr, Northwestern
- Corey Davis, Western Michigan
- Amba Etta-Tawo, Syracuse
- Carlos Henderson, Louisiana Tech
- Zay Jones, East Carolina
- John Ross, Washington
- Taywan Taylor, Western Kentucky
- Trent Taylor, Louisiana Tech
- James Washington, Oklahoma State
When taking receiving yards (1,254), yards per reception (18.4) and touchdowns (14) into account, Westbrook is up there with all of the candidates. He’s also done most of this in the last seven games and has garnered quite a bit of media attention during that stretch, so I’d say Dede’s chances of taking the award home are pretty solid. A couple of big performances against West Virginia and OSU could easily win him the award. Also, Westbrook is the only candidate that plays for a traditional power.
Also, voting is open to the public right now. The online votes actually count towards the final tally, so make sure to vote for Dede!