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Have Biletnikoff Award Winners Had Great College Quarterbacks? Does It Take Two to Tango? Let's Look at the Quarterbacks Who Were Paired with Past BA Winners. 12-15-2013
September 4, 2013
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I enjoyed watching the FSU vs Pitt game and especially the interview with past Biletnikoff winner Larry Fitzgerald. Watching FSU quarterback Winston I wondered about the type or strength of quarterback required to produce a Biletnikoff-caliber receiver.
Also, do we have any idea of the past winners' records? Did the Biletnikoff winners routinely come from teams that won an invitation to a major bowl?

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Bolingbaker, the answers to your question are available by searching under the team statistics for the appropriate year. Your question is a good one, so I checked it out.

As a rule, the Biletnikoff Award winners had outstanding, or at least highly efficient, college quarterbacks. Some were good pro quarterbacks as well. Let's take a look.

2012   Marqise Lee had Matt Barkley, pre-season Heisman Trophy favorite, with a quarterback rating over 157 that year and the one before. Barkley was an outstanding college qback. Barkley was selected in the 4th round of the NFL draft.

2011  Justin Blackmon had as quarterback Brandon Weeden, 22nd pick 1st round NFL draft-- strong armed and accurate, 379/522 for 4,328 yards and 72.66% completion rate!

2010  Justin Blackmon had Weeden.

2009  Golden Tate had Jim Clausen, 48th pick in the NFL draft---161 qback rating with 28TDs and 4 interceptions (picks).

2008  Michael Crabtree had All-America and Johnny Unitas Award winner Graham Harrell.

2007  Crabtree had Harrell---512/713, 71% completion rate, 5,705 yards and 48 TDs. Those are phenomenal, Danny Wuerfel-type numbers. Harrell played in the NFL.

2006  Calvin Johnson had an inconsistent Reggie Ball ---20 TDs on 44%.

2005  Mike Hass had Matt Moore--only 11 TDs on 60% with a rating of 123. Hass caught 36% of the team's total pass completions.

2004   Braylon Edwards had 2nd round NFL draft choice Chad Henne--132 qback rating, a starter as a true freshman, 60% completion rate, 240/399, with 25 TD passes , tying a Michigan record for TD passes in a season.

2003   Larry Fitzgerald had Rod Rutherford--247/413 for 60%, 3,679 yards, 37 TD passes, and a qback rating of 157. Fitzgerald caught 22 of Pitt's 38 TD passes that year. And, Walt Harris, a fine O coach, was the head coach.

2002  Charles Rogers had Jeff Smoker and Damon Dowdell---23 passing TDs, 2,690 yards,collectively, and each with a qback rating over 126.

2001  Josh Reed had Rohan Davey--- Tom Brady's back-up at New England in 2003 and 2004---217/367, 59%, for 3,347 yards and 18 passing TDs. Davey had 528 yards against Alabama and was the Sugar Bowl MVP, passing for 444 yards.

2000  Antonio Bryant had John Turman--55% completion rate with a 151 qback rating.

1999  Troy Walters had Todd Husak--176/308 for 57%, a 142 qback rating, and 18 passing TDs and 11 picks.

1998  Troy Edwards had Tim Rattay--380/559 for 4,943 yards and 48 passing TDs and 13 picks, for a qback rating of 165.

1997  Randy Moss had future NY Jet Chad Pennington---276/473 for 58%, 150 rating, with 42 TD passes and 12 interceptions.

1996  Marcus Harris had Josh Wallwork--155 qback rated, 280/458 for 62% with 33 TD passes and 15 picks.

1995  Terry Glenn had Bobby Hoying-- 211/341 for 62%, 29 TD passes, 12 picks, and a qback rating of 163.

1994  Bobby Engram had Kerry Collins--Super Bowl starter, Maxwell Award winner, Sammy Baugh Trophy winner, Big 10 MVP, 176/264, 66%, 21 TD passes, 7 picks, and a lofty qback rating of 173.

 

Pretty fair quarterbacksLaughLaugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thank you!  I was looking over a list of past winners and it seems to me they're getting younger and younger.  Even winners of other major awards are getting younger.  Is this because so many players opt out to go pro after their sophomore or junior years?
Thank you for your response.

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Sports Contrarian said
Bolingbaker, the answers to your question are available by searching under the team statistics for the appropriate year. Your question is a good one, so I checked it out.

As a rule, the Biletnikoff Award winners had outstanding, or at least highly efficient, college quarterbacks. Some were good pro quarterbacks as well. Let's take a look.

2012   Marqise Lee had Matt Barkley, pre-season Heisman Trophy favorite, with a quarterback rating over 157 that year and the one before. Barkley was an outstanding college qback. Barkley was selected in the 4th round of the NFL draft.

2011  Justin Blackmon had as quarterback Brandon Weeden, 22nd pick 1st round NFL draft-- strong armed and accurate, 379/522 for 4,328 yards and 72.66% completion rate!

2010  Justin Blackmon had Weeden.

2009  Golden Tate had Jim Clausen, 48th pick in the NFL draft---161 qback rating with 28TDs and 4 interceptions (picks).

2008  Michael Crabtree had All-America and Johnny Unitas Award winner Graham Harrell.

2007  Crabtree had Harrell---512/713, 71% completion rate, 5,705 yards and 48 TDs. Those are phenomenal, Danny Wuerfel-type numbers. Harrell played in the NFL.

2006  Calvin Johnson had an inconsistent Reggie Ball ---20 TDs on 44%.

2005  Mike Hass had Matt Moore--only 11 TDs on 60% with a rating of 123. Hass caught 36% of the team's total pass completions.

2004   Braylon Edwards had 2nd round NFL draft choice Chad Henne--132 qback rating, a starter as a true freshman, 60% completion rate, 240/399, with 25 TD passes , tying a Michigan record for TD passes in a season.

2003   Larry Fitzgerald had Rod Rutherford--247/413 for 60%, 3,679 yards, 37 TD passes, and a qback rating of 157. Fitzgerald caught 22 of Pitt's 38 TD passes that year. And, Walt Harris, a fine O coach, was the head coach.

2002  Charles Rogers had Jeff Smoker and Damon Dowdell---23 passing TDs, 2,690 yards,collectively, and each with a qback rating over 126.

2001  Josh Reed had Rohan Davey--- Tom Brady's back-up at New England in 2003 and 2004---217/367, 59%, for 3,347 yards and 18 passing TDs. Davey had 528 yards against Alabama and was the Sugar Bowl MVP, passing for 444 yards.

2000  Antonio Bryant had John Turman--55% completion rate with a 151 qback rating.

1999  Troy Walters had Todd Husak--176/308 for 57%, a 142 qback rating, and 18 passing TDs and 11 picks.

1998  Troy Edwards had Tim Rattay--380/559 for 4,943 yards and 48 passing TDs and 13 picks, for a qback rating of 165.

1997  Randy Moss had future NY Jet Chad Pennington---276/473 for 58%, 150 rating, with 42 TD passes and 12 interceptions.

1996  Marcus Harris had Josh Wallwork--155 qback rated, 280/458 for 62% with 33 TD passes and 15 picks.

1995  Terry Glenn had Bobby Hoying-- 211/341 for 62%, 29 TD passes, 12 picks, and a qback rating of 163.

1994  Bobby Engram had Kerry Collins--Super Bowl starter, Maxwell Award winner, Sammy Baugh Trophy winner, Big 10 MVP, 176/264, 66%, 21 TD passes, 7 picks, and a lofty qback rating of 173.

 

Pretty fair quarterbacksLaughLaugh
Great post, Sports contrarian. Here are the leading qbacks after the 4th week. It is fairly obvious who has the best shot at becoming semi-finalists (10 receivers) for the Biletnikoff Award.

Passing Yards Leaders - All Players as of September 24--after 4 weeks of the season

RK PLAYER TEAM COMP ATT PCT YDS YDS/A LONG TD INT SACK RAT
1 Sean Mannion, QB ORST 133 186 71.5 1604 8.6 55 15 1 4   169  
2 Keith Wenning, QB BALL 91 146 62.3 1315 9.0 51 9 2 3   155.6
  Brett Smith, QB WYO 116 169 68.6 1315 7.8 61 13 3 7 155.8
4 Jared Goff, QB CAL 103 168 61.3 1306 7.8 75 7 4 12 135.6
5 Connor Halliday, QB WSU 124 187 66.3 1288 6.9 55 10 8 7 133.3
6 Johnny Manziel, QB TA&M 77 110 70.0 1228 11.2 95 12 4 3 192.5
7 Teddy Bridgewater, QB LOU 79 110 71.8 1214 11.0 54 14 1 3 204.7
8 Nate Sudfeld, QB IND 81 124 65.3 1146 9.2 77 11 5 3 164.2
9 Derek Carr, QB FRES 113 164 68.9 1121 6.8 68 12 1 2 149.2
10 Baker Mayfield, QB TTU 99 150 66.0 1120 7.5 60 8 4 9 141.0
RK PLAYER TEAM COMP ATT PCT YDS YDS/A LONG TD INT SACK RAT
11 Travis Wilson, QB UTAH 74 115 64.3 1118 9.7 80 9 3 5 166.6
12 Tommy Rees, QB ND 79 141 56.0 1111 7.9 82 8 2 3 138.1
13 Chuckie Keeton, QB USU 103 144 71.5 1102 7.7 42 14 1 7 166.5
14 Rakeem Cato, QB MRSH 87 148 58.8 1077 7.3 54 9 4 8 134.6
15 C.J. Brown, QB MD 66 99 66.7 1043 10.5 66 7 1 6 176.5
16 Aaron Murray, QB UGA 59 82 72.0 1040 12.7 98 7 2 6 201.8
17 Christian Hackenberg, QB PSU 79 127 62.2 1027 8.1 54 5 4 9 136.8
18 Zach Mettenberger, QB LSU 59 91 64.8 1026 11.3 52 10 1 4 193.6
19 Derek Thompson, QB UNT 94 139 67.6 1020 7.3 85 6 3 4 139.2
20 Taylor Kelly, QB ASU 82 137 59.9 1019 7.4 45 8 3 5 137.2
RK PLAYER TEAM COMP ATT PCT YDS YDS/A LONG TD INT SACK RAT
21 Garrett Gilbert, QB SMU 113 172 65.7 1015 5.9 66 2 1 10 117.9
22 Bryce Petty, QB BAY 50 67 74.6 1001 14.9 83 8 0 1 239.5
23 Matt Johnson, QB BGSU 74 114 64.9 1000 8.8 92 4 3 6 144.9
24 Joe Southwick, QB BSU 100 139 71.9 986 7.1 57 6 3 6 141.5
25 Corey Robinson, QB TROY 92 127 72.4 975 7.7 58 8 4 3 151.4
26 Jake Waters, QB KSU 67 100 67.0 948 9.5 56 4 5 8 149.8
27 Nick Montana, QB TULN 77 135 57.0 919 6.8 49 8 3 14 129.3
28 Austyn Carta-Samuels, QB VAN 65 107 60.7 889 8.3 56 6 4 7 141.6
  Marcus Mariota, QB ORE 49 82 59.8 889 10.8 57 7 0 2 179.0
30 Gary Nova, QB RUTG 64 109 58.7 888 8.1 69 9 3 8 148.9
RK PLAYER TEAM COMP ATT PCT YDS YDS/A LONG TD INT SACK RAT
31 Nathan Scheelhaase, QB ILL 63 98 64.3 884 9.0 72 7 2 8 159.5
32 David Fales, QB SJSU 67 110 60.9 880 8.0 76 6 3 5 140.7
33 Keith Price, QB WASH 67 87 77.0 879 10.1 43 7 1 3 186.1
34 James Franklin, QB MIZZ 74 110 67.3 873 7.9 51 6 3 6 146.5
  Kyle Pohl, QB AKR 82 135 60.7 873 6.5 77 7 6 3 123.3
36 Tyler Benz, QB EMU 80 124 64.5 872 7.0 43 4 4 14 127.8
37 Adam Kennedy, QB ARST 78 124 62.9 869 7.0 55 2 1 11 125.5
38 Tom Savage, QB PITT 51 78 65.4 861 11.0 69 9 4 6 185.9
39 Tyler Tettleton, QB OHIO 68 106 64.2 858 8.1 75 6 2 2 147.0
40 Tanner Price, QB WAKE 66 119 55.5 852 7.2 66 5 2 8 126.1

  HotKiss SportsKiss Chick : All you have to do is look at the top qbacks and their best receivers. Brandin Cooks. Mike Evans. More. These are the receivers who will have the stats at the end of the season. Check it out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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September 28, 2013
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Can Mannion and Goff (above post) play well throughout the PAC12 schedule to give their Biletnikoff Award watch list receivers a good chance at the award?  I do know Manziel will play great throughout the SEC schedule. His play gives Mike Evans a really good chance to win the Biletnikoff Award in 2013.

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It does take a proficient quarterback for a receiver to win the Biletnikoff Award. Here are the passing leaders by team through the 5th week of play. so Cooks, Evans, Snead,Beckham and Landry and other receivers on these teams are in good position.

Passing Yards Leaders

RK TEAM ATT COMP PCT YDS YDS/A LONG TD INT SACK YDSL RAT YDS/G
1 Oregon State 248 165 66.5 2103 8.5 59 21 2 6 -62 164.1 420.6
2 Texas A&M 179 124 69.3 1825 10.2 95 16 4 6 -26 179.9 365.0
3 Ball State 193 120 62.2 1679 8.7 55 9 3 7 -42 147.5 335.8
4 Utah State 243 159 65.4 1651 6.8 56 20 2 9 -49 148.0 275.2
5 Washington State 259 166 64.1 1637 6.3 55 12 10 9 -67 124.7 327.4
6 Texas Tech 215 132 61.4 1634 7.6 60 12 8 9 -68 136.2 408.5
7 Wyoming 219 142 64.8 1614 7.4 61 14 5 11 -71 143.3 322.8
8 Troy 204 148 72.5 1604 7.9 58 13 5 7 -40 154.7 320.8
9 Western Kentucky 208 137 65.9 1556 7.5 56 7 12 8 -54 128.3 259.3
10 Nevada 214 140 65.4 1520 7.1 68 11 2 8 -97 140.2 253.3
RK TEAM ATT COMP PCT YDS YDS/A LONG TD INT SACK YDSL RAT YDS/G
11 California 213 125 58.7 1492 7.0 75 9 5 15 -79 126.8 373.0
12 Fresno State 214 147 68.7 1448 6.8 68 14 3 3 -7 144.3 362.0
13 Arizona State 178 110 61.8 1435 8.1 74 11 4 6 -33 145.4 358.8
14 Utah 164 99 60.4 1432 8.7 80 11 9 7 -40 144.9 286.4
15 LSU 129 83 64.3 1409 10.9 52 13 1 8 -48 187.8 281.8
  Louisiana-Monroe 269 140 52.0 1409 5.2 69 8 10 11 -54 98.4 234.8
17 Boise State 183 134 73.2 1408 7.7 57 10 3 9 -49 152.6 281.6
18 Bowling Green 160 105 65.6 1400 8.8 92 7 3 12 -53 149.8 280.0
19 Indiana 152 94 61.8 1394 9.2 77 14 6 4 -24 161.4 348.5
20 Georgia 117 80 68.4 1380

 

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Mannion is passing to Cooks and Manziel is passing to Evans. Check out the other leading passers--all have great receivers.

Chicken and egg. What came first? Great receiver or, probably, great quarterback?

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cheerleader111 said
Mannion is passing to Cooks and Manziel is passing to Evans. Check out the other leading passers--all have great receivers.

Chicken and egg. What came first? Great receiver or, probably, great quarterback?

 

 

I agree, cheerleader111. Mannion has moved into serious discussion for the Heisman. Cooks is benfitting enormously and is certainly one of the top 2 or 3 candidates to win the Biletnikoff Award.

Regards--Pac12 Pat

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Sean Mannion was held down by Southern Cal in a 31-14 loss. As a result, Cooks was good, but not spectacular at 6 catches for 88 yards and 1 TD. Mannion's Southern Cal game stats:

  26 completions in  45  attempts for 277 yards, a completion rate of  57.8 %          

 

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