Media Release – November 24, 2013
Tallahassee, FL – The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc., the creator and sponsor of the Biletnikoff Award, announces the three Finalists for the 2013 Biletnikoff Award. The electronic voting by the 214 distinguished members of the National Selection Committee and the Fan Vote tally were conducted from November 20th through November 24th.
Based upon one of the closest votes in the history of the Biletnikoff Award, finalists for the 2013 Biletnikoff Award are: (listed in alphabetical order)
Brandin Cooks, Oregon State, JR
Mike Evans, Texas A&M, SO
Sammy Watkins, Clemson, JR
Fans may now help determine which receiver will win the 2013 Biletnikoff Award by voting as often as once daily at the Biletnikoff Award Fan Vote website. Fan voting will close on November December 4th.
The top single aggregate fan vote for receiver will count as the equivalent of one national selection committee vote for winner.
The Biletnikoff Award winner will be announced live on ESPN’s The Home Depot College Football Awards Show on December 12, 2013.
Also, the Biletnikoff Award has an online forum and discussion board on the Biletnikoff Award website. The forum consists of fan-created discussion topics that allow sports fans to voice their opinions.
Login and join or begin various discussions about sports, including who will win the 2013 Biletnikoff Award. It’s easy—create your screen name, receive a computer generated password, and immediately join in the discussions or create a new topic!
The Biletnikoff Award recognizes the outstanding receiver in college football. The award recipient is selected by the Biletnikoff Award National Selection Committee, a group of over 214 prominent college football journalists, commentators, and former receivers. The fan vote counts as one additional vote. Receivers may be added to the watch list as their season performances dictate.
The Foundation’s charitable mission is to provide college scholarships to North Florida high school seniors who have overcome significant barriers to achieve at the highest academic and extra-curricular levels. The Foundation awarded $750,000 in scholarships in 2013 alone and expects to increase that amount in 2014.
The 2013 Biletnikoff Award winner will be presented live on December 12, 2013, on The Home Depot College Football Awards Show to be broadcast from 7:00 to 9:00 pm on ESPN.
The 2013 Biletnikoff Award winner will receive the Biletnikoff Award Trophy, the most beautiful in college sports, and the custom designed Biletnikoff Award winner’s ring before 600 patrons at the annual Biletnikoff Award Banquet at the University Center Club at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee on Saturday, February 8, 2014, and will be live streamed on ESPN3, as it was in 2013.
The banquet was hailed by 2013 keynote speaker Larry Csonka as “the best banquet in college sports.”
Coaching great Dick Vermeil will deliver the 2014 banquet’s keynote address (following a tradition of distinguished keynoters including Bart Starr, Larry Csonka, Steve Largent, Mike Ditka, Don Shula, Dan Reeves, Archie Manning, Jerry Kramer, Bill Curry, Gene Stallings, Ron Jaworski, and Dan Fouts) and recognize the Foundation’s scholarship recipients.
For more information visit our website at www.biletnikoffaward.com.
The Biletnikoff Award is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA) which encompasses the most prestigious awards in college football. The 21 awards boast 678 years of tradition-selection excellence. Visit www.NCFAA.org to learn more about our story.