Bryce Treggs Added to Biletnikoff Award Watch List
BERKELEY – Bryce Treggs was one of nine receivers added Tuesday to the watch list for the 2013 Biletnikoff Award by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc., the creator and sponsor of the award presented annually to college football’s outstanding receiver. Treggs joins teammate Chris Harper, who was announced on the preseason watch list in July.
“Being added to the Biletnikoff Award watch list is a great honor and a tribute to my teammates and coaches,” Treggs said. “Without them I would never be in position to make plays.”
Fans can vote for Treggs and Harper online at BiletnikoffAward.com. Every fan can vote once daily on the Biletnikoff Award Fan Vote page. The aggregate tally will be counted as one official vote when semifinalists, finalists and the winner are selected.
Treggs ranks among the Pac-12 and nation’s leaders in receptions per game (No. 3/7, 9.3 rpg), receiving yards (No. 4/13, 317), receiving yards per game (No. 4/21, 105.7 ypg), punt returns (No. 4/68, 3.7 ypg) and all purpose yardage per game (No. 13/82T, 113.00 ypg).
Treggs leads Cal through the first three games of the 2013 campaign with 28 catches for 317 yards to rank second on the club behind Harper and one touchdown coming in his most recent game against Ohio State. He has led the team in receptions in all three contests. Treggs opened the season with career highs of 13 receptions and 145 yards receiving against Northwestern. He had a career-long 50-yard reception among his eight catches for a team-high 121 yards against Portland State before making seven grabs for 51 yards and the score against Ohio State.
Treggs has already surpassed his stats for the entire 2012 season when he caught 21 passes for 216 yards and one touchdown as a true freshman. Treggs played in the first nine games of 2012 with eight starts before suffering a season-ending injury.
Harper also is among the Pac-12 and national leaders in receptions per game (No. 5/13T, 8.0), receiving yards (No. 3T/No. 11T, 324), receiving yards per game (No. 3/17T, 108.0 ypg) and all purpose yardage per game (No. 14/T94, 108.0 ypg).
Harper is second on the team with 21 catches while leading the squad in both receiving yards (324) and touchdown receptions with a career-high three. Harper is second on the team in scoring with 18 points. Harper also opened the 2013 season with career highs of 11 receptions, 148 yards receiving and two touchdown catches. He had four catches for 61 yards against Portland State and then six receptions for 115 yards and a score against Ohio State.
Harper had a huge true freshman season in 2012 when he recorded 41 catches for 544 yards and two touchdowns to rank second on the team in all three categories. Harper was just shy of the true freshman school records posted by Keenan Allen (46 catches in 2010) and DeSean Jackson (601 receiving yards in 2005) when he had per-game averages of 45.3 receiving yards and 3.4 receptions that both ranked 19th in the Pac-12. He played in all 12 games with starts in each of the last five contests and led Cal in receiving on five occasions, including four of the last five games.
Harper and Treggs are the nation’s leading duo with a combined 49 catches and 641 receiving yards and the only pair of teammates in the nation both averaging over 100.0 receiving yards per game. The 293 yards receiving by Harper (148) and Treggs (145) against Northwestern rank tied for second on Cal’s all-time list for yards receiving by two receivers in a single game.
The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc., when appropriate, periodically will add receivers to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List up to the commencement of voting by the Biletnikoff Award National Selection Committee.
The 2013 Biletnikoff Award winner will be presented live on December 12, 2013, on The Home Depot College Football Awards Show to be telecast on ESPN from 7-9 p.m. ET/4-6 p.m. PT. The winner will receive his trophy at the Biletnikoff Award Banquet at the University Center Club at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee on February 8, 2014. Coaching great Dick Vermeil will deliver the 2014 banquet’s keynote address. The banquet will be streamed live on ESPN3.
The award recipient is selected by the Biletnikoff Award National Selection Committee Inc., a group of over 200 prominent college football journalists, commentators and former receivers.
The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc. will announce the ten Biletnikoff Award semifinalists on November 18, 2013, following a vote by the Biletnikoff Award National Selection Committee. Likewise, the three finalists will be declared, following another vote, on November 25, 2013. For more details on the Biletnikoff Award visit biletnikoffaward.com.
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