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Fred Biletnikoff Bio

  Fred Biletnikoff
Fred Biletnikoff

Hall of Fame Class:
1977 (Football)

Fred Biletnikoff came to Florida State as a wide receiver in 1961 and left three years later as the school’s first consensus All-American. He set school single season records for receptions (57), receiving yards (987) and touchdowns scored (11) as a senior. After the 1964 Miami game, he was honored as the Associated Press national back of the week, the first Seminole to be so honored. The numbers do not include his phenomenal 1964 Gator Bowl performance against Oklahoma State when he set an FSU single game record with 13 receptions for 192 yards and four touchdowns. He finished his FSU career with 87 receptions for 1,463 yards and 16 touchdowns, which were all school records. His number 25 was retired as soon as his FSU career was completed. He went on to become one of the finest receivers in the history of the NFL playing for the Oakland Raiders and earning Super Bowl MVP honors.

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