Clemson's Sammy Watkins, Charone Peake on Biletnikoff Award watch list

Tigers are the only ACC team with two representatives

Clemson's Sammy Watkins catches a ball in the end zone during practice in Clemson.

Photo by Ken Ruinard

Clemson's Sammy Watkins catches a ball in the end zone during practice in Clemson.

Clemson wide receivers Sammy Watkins and Charone Peake have been named to the 2013 Biletnikoff Watch List. Watkins and Peake are two of 10 ACC receivers on the list. Clemson is the only ACC school with two representatives.

The Biletnikoff Award is presented each year to the top receiver in the nation. It is named after former Florida State receiver Fred Biletnikoff. Ten semifinalists will be announced on November 18 and the winner will be introduced on ESPN at the Home Depot College Football Awards Show in Orlando, FL on December 12.

Clemson has had a semifinalist each of the last two years, Watkins in 2011 and DeAndre Hopkins in 2012. Tony Horne (1997) and Rod Gardner (2000) are other Clemson wide receivers who have been semifinalists.

Watkins, a junior from Fort Myers, FL, is a two-time All-American. He had 82 receptions for 1219 yards and 12 receiving touchdowns in 2011 and 57 catches for 708 yards and three scores last year. He was a first-team AP All-American and ACC Rookie of the Year as a freshman in 2011, and a first-team All-American by College & Pro Football Weekly in 2012. He has 139 receptions for 1927 yards and 15 touchdowns for his career.

Peake, a junior from Moore, SC, had 25 receptions for 172 yards and two scores last year. He started just two games last year, but is expected to move into a starting position this year with Hopkins moving on to the NFL as a first-round draft pick.

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prof.wwmii#289953 writes:

Clemson Fans can vote for Sammy Watkins for the Biletnikoff Award at :

Biletnikoff Award Adds Nine Players To Watch List---Fans Can Vote for Favorite Receiver at Fan Vote and Discuss Sports Issues at Forum

Media Release - September 17, 2013

In other exciting news, the Biletnikoff Award has opened its online Fan Vote for the Biletnikoff Award candidates on the Biletnikoff Award website. Every fan can vote once daily on the Biletnikoff Award Fan Vote page. The aggregate fan tally will be counted as one official vote for semi-finalists (ten receivers), finalists (three), and the winner.

To access the Biletnikoff Award Fan Vote, go to


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.

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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 215 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.

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