3 ACC receivers headline semifinalists for Biletnikoff Award
Three ACC receivers were amongst 10 players named semifinalists for the Biletnikoff Award on Monday morning.
Pittsburgh’s Jordan Addison, North Carolina’s Josh Downs and Wake Forest’s A.T. Perry each made the cut.
Here’s the full list for the award, which honors the nation’s top wide receiver each season:
Biletnikoff Award semifinalists
Jordan Addison, Pitt
David Bell, Purdue
Jahan Dotson, Penn St
Josh Downs, UNC
Drake London, USC
Chris Olave, Ohio St
A.T. Perry, Wake
Jerreth Sterns, Western Kentucky
Deven Thompkins, Utah St
Jameson Williams, Alabama
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Downs leads the ACC in receiving yards so far this season with 1,109. He’s been Sam Howell’s top target this year, hauling in 18 more receptions than the next closest receiver in the ACC.
Addison is second in the ACC in receiving yards with 1,070. He’s tied for the conference-lead in touchdowns with 11 and has been an excellent deep threat for Kenny Pickett this season.
Perry is a more under-the-radar choice. He’s developed into one of the best deep threats in the country and also has 11 touchdowns this season. Perry is averaging 19.53 yards per reception, which ranks third in the ACC.
Virginia’s Dontayvion Wicks is a potential snub on this list. Wicks is third in the ACC with 1,004 receiving yards and leads the conference with 22.82 yards per reception.
Finalists for the Biletnikoff Award will be announced on Nov. 23. The winner will be announced on Dec. 9.