ESPN3 to Carry Live Saturday’s Sold-Out 19th Annual Biletnikoff Award Banquet

Media Release – February 5, 2013

ESPN3 will carry live Saturday’s sold-out 19th annual Biletnikoff Award Banquet starting at 7 p.m. (EST) from the University Center Club at Florida State University’s Doak Campbell Stadium.

The banquet, considered the best in college football, can be viewed at 

The Biletnikoff Award Banquet will honor sixteen remarkably talented North Florida high school senior scholarship recipients. The Foundation will provide $640,000 in scholarships to these sixteen outstanding young men and women, who have overcome significant emotional, mental, physical, and environmental barriers to achieve at the highest academic and extracurricular levels.

Founding Trustee and Foundation Chairman Walter W. Manley, II, commented, “We know what these seniors have come through and we are very proud of them and their indomitable spirit. These scholars will become important leaders in the Florida and America of the 21st century!”

Pro football Hall of Famer Larry Csonka will deliver the keynote address to a sold-out crowd of over 550 patrons and present the Biletnikoff Award trophy, the most beautiful trophy in college sports, to 2012 winner Marqise Lee of the University of Southern California. The Biletnikoff Award recognizes the outstanding receiver in college football.

ESPN3 is ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network, giving fans a destination that delivers thousands of live sports events annually, accessible online at, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members. It is available at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed internet connection or video connection from an affiliated service provider. ESPN3 is currently available in 83 million homes. It is also available at no cost to approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers connected to on-campus educational networks and on-base military networks.

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