Clayton Named to Biletnikoff Watch List
BATON ROUGE — Michael Clayton, one of the top freshmen receivers in the nation last year, is one of 32 players named to the watch list for the Biletnikoff Award, the Tallahassee Quarterback Club announced on Friday.
Clayton is one of only six sophomores on the watch list.
Last year, LSU’s record-setting receiver Josh Reed won the Biletnikoff Award after hauling in a school-record 94 passes for a Southeastern Conference record 1,740 yards and seven touchdowns.
As a true freshman for the Tigers in 2001, Clayton caught 47 passes for 754 yards and six touchdowns during the regular-season. He capped his rookie year with eight catches for 120 yards against Illinois in the Sugar Bowl.
For his efforts, Clayton earned Freshman All-SEC honors as well as being named a Third Team Freshman All-America by the Sporting News in 2001.
The award, which is given to the nation’s top receiver and is named in honor of former Florida State and Oakland Raider standout Fred Biletnikoff, is presented annually by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club and will be announced on Dec. 12 in Orlando, Fla., at the ESPN Award Show.
2002 Biletnikoff Award Watch List
Derek Abney, Kentucky, Jr.
Bernard Berrian, Fresno St., Sr.
Anquan Boldin, Florida St., Sr.
Mike Bush, Washington St., Sr.
Michael Clayton, LSU, Soph.
Kevin Curtis, Utah St., Sr.
Terrence Edwards, Georgia, Sr.
Lee Evans, Wisconsin, Sr.
Justin Gage, Missouri, Sr.
Fred Gibson, Georgia, Soph.
William Glover, Georgia Tech, Sr.
Keenan Howry, Oregon, Sr.
Taylor Jacobs, Florida, Sr.
Michael Jenkins, Ohio St., Jr.
Andre Johnson, Miami, Jr.
Bryant Johnson, Penn St., Sr.
Teyo Johnson, Stanford, Soph.
Kareem Kelly, USC, Sr.
Brandon Lloyd, Illinois, Jr.
Shaun McDonald, Arizona St., Jr.
Ryan McGuffey, Wyoming, Jr.
Billy McMullen, Virginia, Sr.
Robert Morgan, Florida St., Sr.
Reggie Newhouse, Baylor, Sr.
James Newson, Oregon St., Jr.
Charles Rogers, Michigan St., Jr.
Dan Stricker, Vanderbilt, Sr.
Kelley Washington, Tennessee, Soph.
Darius Watts, Marshall, Jr.
Reggie Williams, Washington, Soph.
Roy Williams, Texas, Jr.
Rashaun Woods, Oklahoma St., Soph.