Brown makes Biletnikoff list
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Former Starkville High School player A.J. Brown, a sophomore wide receiver at Ole Miss, has been added to the watch list for the 2017 Biletnikoff Award, the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation released Wednesday.
Brown is one of nine players nationwide added to the watch list after totaling 500+ yards receiving through the first five games. The 2017 Biletnikoff Award winner will be presented live on Dec. 7 on The Home Depot College Football Awards Show, which will air on ESPN from 6-8 p.m. College Football Hall of Famer, Heisman Trophy winner, and Biletnikoff Award voter Desmond Howard will present the trophy on the show.
Brown, who has already surpassed his 2016 total in catches and receiving yards, is off to a hot start averaging 100.8 yards per game. He leads the Southeastern Conference in receiving yards (504), yards per game (100.8) and receptions per game (5.4). He’s also tied for the team lead and fourth in the conference with four touchdowns, already doubling his total as a freshman.
The 6-foot-1 wideout etched his name into the record books in the season opener, breaking the school record for receiving yards in a game (233) against South Alabama. He backed that with a two-touchdown day and 156 yards in the UT Martin game. Most recently, Brown hauled in a careerhigh 10 receptions for 109 yards at No. 12 Auburn, putting him 22nd in the NCAA in receiving to this point.