The Fred Biletnikoff Award is given to the most outstanding wide receiver in the nation by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation. Their watch list includes four players from the Mid-American Conference: Central Michigan's Titus Davis, Northern Illinois' Da'Ron Brown, Western Michigan's Corey Davis and Ball State's Jordan Williams.
T. Davis, a senior, had 61 catches for 1,109 yards with eight touchdowns last season. During his three-year career, he has a total 144 receptions for 2,720 yards with 24 touchdowns. Davis was third in the conference last year averaging 18.2 yards per catch. He also had the longest reception in the MAC last year with a 97-yard touchdown catch against New Hampshire.
Brown was the team's leading receiver last season. Tenth in the MAC with 752 receiving yards, Brown caught 46 passes and nine were for touchdowns. His 16.3 yards per catch average was fourth-best on the team*. Behind Tommylee Lewis with 86, Brown also had the second-most receptions on the team.
C. Davis was the MAC Freshman of the Year in 2013 after his big season at WMU. Playing in 11 games, Davis had 67 catches for 941 yards, scoring six times. Davis had the second-best yards per catch average on the team with 14.0 behind Kendrick Roberts (23 receptions, 354 yards, 15.4 yards per receptions). Davis led the team in all other receiving statistics.
Williams is a junior this year and is the top returning receiver on the team since Willie Snead left school a year early to go to the NFL. Third in the MAC with 1,050 receiving yards last year, Williams had 72 receptions with 10 touchdowns, averaging 14.6 yards per catch. The only ones to have more receiving touchdowns than Williams last year were Snead (15) and Alex Neutz (12).
*Note: Matt Williams, Chad Beebe and Jordan Lynch all had higher yards per catch averages than Brown, but only had six, two and one receptions in 2013, respectively.