Brandin Cooks unexpectedly claims Biletnikoff Award over Sammy Watkins

Tiger junior had been considered by most as the clear favorite as nation's top receiver

Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins catches a pass in the second quarter.

Photo by Nathan Gray

Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins catches a pass in the second quarter.

Oregon State junior Brandin Cooks has won the Biletnikoff Award as the nation's most outstanding wide receiver.

Cooks was presented with the award Thursday during the 23rd College Football Awards Show at Disney.

He becomes the second winner from Oregon State, joining Mike Hass from 2005.

Cooks finished the season with 120 catches for 1,670 yards and 13 touchdowns. He also had 31 receptions for more than 20 yards, most in the country among wide receivers. That all helped lead Oregon State to a spot in the Hawaii Bowl against Boise State.

Cooks beat out fellow finalists Mike Evans from Texas A&M and Sammy Watkins of Clemson.

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33dtb writes:

Sammy didn't work like Nuk

TigerNE writes:

in response to 33dtb:

Sammy didn't work like Nuk

Not sure what that means. Sammy's 3 year stats for receiving are very comparable to Nuk's.

Bigboots writes:

These individual awards don't mean much.
I'm more concerned with team performance.
If a player picks up an award along the way, great.

Sammy has been a valuable player. He's been fun to watch.

kellytown writes:

kellytown writes:

Sammy numbers could have been better.

TigerNE writes:

in response to kellytown:

Sammy numbers could have been better.

Who couldn't that apply to?? Certainly Boyd. And Beasley (he could have more sacs and TFLs). And Bryant. And Nuk (he had some slow periods). And....

Nate writes:

There are a lot of whinny A@@ people on here!! They cry about every thing!!No wonder a lot of big recruits go to other schools! They read these sites!

TigerMarine writes:

Sorry I can't find this stat so yes I may get proven wrong but I'd feel pretty safe to bet Sammy had twice as many drops as Nuk ! Minus those costly drops I think he would have won this award and no telling how our 2 bad games would have turned out. Sammy did draw the best DB (sometimes 2) on every team we played so that and bad passes may have contributed to said drops. Either way he will go in the first round and will be a force in the NFL.

33dtb writes:

in response to TigerNE:

Not sure what that means. Sammy's 3 year stats for receiving are very comparable to Nuk's.

If Sammy was dressed out, Nuk got very few touches.

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