Three of the Big 12 Conference’s best wide receivers are among the 10 semifinalists nationally for the 2010 Biletnikoff Award, which honors college football’s top wide receiver.
Justin Blackmon, an outstanding sophomore receiver from Oklahoma State, Ryan Broyles, who this season has broken almost all of the pass-receiving records at Oklahoma, and Jeff Fuller, a junior at Texas A&M who has caught a pass in 30 consecutive games to set a school record, are the three wide receivers from the Big 12 who are up for the award.
The Biletnikoff Award is named after Fred Biletnikof, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, who played the wide-receiver position for 14 years with the Oakland Raiders.
The Biletnikoff Award will be presented as part of the Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Dec. 9 on ESPN.
2010 Biletnikoff Award semifinalists
Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State
Ryan Broyles, Oklahoma
Jeff Fuller, Texas A&M
Randall Cobb, Kentucky
A. J. Green, Georgia
Alshon Jeffery, South Carolina
Julio Jones, Alabama
Aldrick Robinson, SMU
Greg Salas, Hawaii
Jordan White, Western Michigan
Missouri’s Egnew named a semifinalist for the Mackey Award
Missouri tight end Michael Egnew is one of eight semifinalists for the 2010 John Mackey Award, recognizing the best tight end in college football this season.
The other semifinalists are George Bryan (North Carolina State), Ladarius Green (Louisiana State University), Daniel Hardy (Idaho), Lance Kendricks (Wisconsin), Allen Reisner (Iowa), Luke Stocker (Tennessee) and D. J. Williams (Arkansas).
Egnew is the only tight end being considered for the award from the Big 12.
Like most of the other major college football awards, the Mackey Award will be presented on Dec. 9 on the Home Depot College Football Awards Show on ESPN.
Eight Big 12 men’s and women’s cross-country teams qualify for NCAA Championships
Eight teams from the Big 12 – four men’s teams and four women’s teams – have qualified for the 2010 NCAA Cross-Country Championships to be held Nov. 22 in Terre Haute, Ind.
The Big 12 dominated the Midwest Regional last weekend, with the Oklahoma men finishing first and Oklahoma State second. In the women’s Midwest Regional bracket, Iowa State came in first, and the Oklahoma State women’s team matched their male counterparts as the race runner-up.
In the South Central Regional, the Texas men’s and women’s cross-country teams both finished second, and the Texas Tech women and Colorado men’s team took second place in the Mountain Regional.
In addition, eight individual runners from the Big 12 Conference earned bids to the NCAA Championship: Tara Upshaw (Texas A&M), Cate Westhenover (Baylor), Robyn Bennett (Baylor), Laura Tremblay (Colorado). Laura Thweatt (Colorado), Lara Crofford (Nebraska), David Adams (Nebraska) and Don Wasinger (Kansas).
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