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Brazill Named to Biletnikoff Award Watch List

Aug. 10, 2010

Ohio senior wide receiver LaVon Brazill (Lantana, Fla.) has been named to the Fred Biletnikoff Award watch list.


This honor marks the fourth time in as many years that a Bobcat has been named to a preseason watch list for a major award (2007-Kalvin McRae-Maxwell, 2009-Taylor Price-Biletnikoff, 2010-Noah Keller-Nagurski).


Brazill caught 53 passes for 702 yards and six touchdowns last season, all totals that ranked second on the team. The 5-11 receiver had two of his biggest games last season, first against Tennessee with eight catches for 92 yards and a touchdown and later against Northern Illinois with five catches for 55 yards and two scores. He currently ranks fourth in school history in career receptions per game (3.22), seventh (tied) in career catches (103) and ninth in career receiving yards (1,287). The 53 receptions last season were also the most of any junior in school history.


His exploits as a punt returner are well known as he claimed four 2010 preseason All-America honors from Sporting News, Phil Steele, NationalChamps.net and Consensus Draft Services (cdsdraft.com). He received 2009 postseason All-America honors from Sporting News (second team), Phil Steele (fourth team) and SI.com (honorable mention). Last season, he was the only Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) student-athlete in the nation with three punt returns for touchdowns, averaging 13.46 yards per return, which was the 12th-highest total nationally. Brazill recorded the scores on a 72-yarder at Bowling Green, an 87-yarder against Kent State and a 91-yader against Northern Illinois. For his career, Brazill has a school-record four punt returns for touchdowns.


Brazill is one of 51 student-athletes nationwide named to the watch list for the award, presented annually by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club to the top receiver in college football.


The winner of the 17th Biletnikoff Award will be announced as part of ESPN's College Football Awards Show on Thursday, December 9. The award will be officially presented to the winner at the annual Biletnikoff Award dinner, hosted by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club, on Saturday, February 11, 2011.


Darvin Adams, Auburn
Jon Baldwin, Pittsburgh
Armon Binns, Cincinnati
DeAndre Brown, Southern Miss
Vincent Brown, San Diego State
LaVon Brazill, Ohio
Ryan Broyles, Oklahoma
Tyron Carrier, Houston
Greg Childs, Arkansas
James Cleveland, Houston
Randall Cobb, Kentucky
Juron Criner, Arizona
Tandon Doss, Indiana
Patrick Edwards, Houston
Michael Floyd, Notre Dame
AJ Green, Georgia
Leonard Hankerson, Miami (Fla.)
Dwayne Harris, East Carolina
Alshon Jeffery, South Carolina
Jerrel Jernigan, Troy
Derrell Johnson-Koulianos, Iowa
Damaris Johnson, Tulsa
Ronald Johnson, USC
Julio Jones, Alabama
Marvin Jones, California
Jermaine Kearse, Washington
Detron Lewis, Texas Tech
Greg Little, North Carolina
Scotty McKnight, Colorado
Derek Moye, Penn State
Uzoma Nwachukwu, Texas A&M
Eric Page, Toledo
Niles Paul, Nebraska
Phillip Payne, UNLV
Austin Pettis, Boise State
DeVier Posey, Ohio State
Bert Reed, Florida State
James Rodgers, Oregon State
Roy Roundtree, Michigan
Greg Salas, Hawai’i
Keith Smith, Purdue
Torrey Smith, Maryland
Owen Spencer, NC State
Nick Toon, Wisconsin
Donovan Varner, Duke
Ryan Whalen, Stanford
Jarvis Williams, NC State
Marshall Williams, Wake Forest
Brandon Wimberly, Nevada
Kendall Wright, Baylor
Titus Young, Boise State

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