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Marquess Wilson Added to Biletnikoff Watch List

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WSU's Marquess Wilson made several Freshman All-American lists last year and is poised to have another successful year in Pullman this upcoming season (Photo: WSU Athletics) WSU's Marquess Wilson made several Freshman All-American lists last year and is poised to have another successful year in Pullman this upcoming season (Photo: WSU Athletics)

by WSU Athletics

Washington State University wide receiver Marquess Wilson has been named to the 2011 Fred Biletnikoff Award Preseason Watch List, the College Football Awards Association announced recently.

Wilson, a sophomore from Tulare, Calif., was named First-Team Freshman All-America by Sporting News, CollegeFootballNews.com, Rivals.com and Phil Steele while also garnering All-Pac-10 Conference honorable mention honors after catching 55 passes for 1,006 yards and six touchdowns last season. Brandon Gibson was the last Cougar to receive the accolade, appearing on the 2008 watch list.

Earlier this summer, Wilson received preseason All-Pac-12 honors by Lindy's Magazine, Phil Steele Magazine and Athlon Sports Magazine.

The Fred Biletnikoff Award is presented to the nation's most outstanding receiver by The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation. The award is named after Fred Biletnikoff, a former All-American at Florida State and member of the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame. The winner will be announced Dec. 8 at The Home Depot College Football Awards Show.

Previous winners of the award include Bobby Engram (1994; Penn State), Terry Glenn (1995; Ohio State), Marcus Harris (Wyoming; 1996), Randy Moss (Marshall; 1997), Troy Edwards (Louisiana Tech; 1998), Troy Walters (Stanford; 1999), Antonio Bryant (Pittsburgh; 2000), Josh Reed (LSU; 2001), Charles Rogers (Michigan State; 2002), Larry Fitzgerald (Pittsburgh; 2003), Braylon Edwards (Michigan; 2004), Mike Hass (Oregon State; 2005), Calvin Johnson (Georgia Tech; 2006), Michael Crabtree (Texas Tech; 2007 & 2008), Golden Tate (Notre Dame; 2009) and Juston Blackmon (Oklahoma State, 2010).

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