Aug. 11, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Wide receiver Fred Biletnikoff, the first consensus All-American in Florida State history, began a long line of Seminole standouts at the position. Now, junior Bert Reed has the opportunity to put his name alongside the program’s pace-setter.
Reed was among 50 receivers named to the watch list for the 2010 Biletnikoff Award, which is presented annually by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation to the nation’s top college wide receiver. The Panama City, Fla. native earned his place on the list by logging one of the most productive sophomore campaigns for a receiver in Florida State history, collecting 60 receptions for 710 yards.
In just two seasons, Reed’s 83 career receptions rank sixth among active Atlantic Coast Conference players. He is on pace to rank among the top receivers in FSU history with two years of eligibility remaining.
Biletnikoff enjoyed an outstanding career with the Seminoles from 1962-64 under coach Bill Peterson, capped by his 57 reception, 11 touchdown senior season, which he finished off by collecting four touchdown passes in FSU’s 36-19 Gator Bowl win over Oklahoma. He went on to enjoy a 14-year career with the Oakland Raiders, playing in four Pro Bowls and earning MVP honors in Super Bowl XI. He is the only former Seminole who has been enshrined in both the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame (1988) and the College Football Hall of Fame (1991).
The Biletnikoff Award selection committee will trim its list of contenders to 10 semifinalists on Nov. 14 and three finalists on Nov. 21. The winner be announced on the Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards show from Orlando, Fla. on Dec. 9 and honored at the Biletnikoff Award Presentation Banquet at the Florida State University Center Club on Feb. 11, 2011.
A complete list of watch list members and more information on the award can be found at: