Ole Miss receiver Elijah Moore Added to Biletnikoff Award Watch List
Ole Miss sophomore receiver Elijah Moore is one of eight receivers added to the Biletnikoff Award watch list, as announced by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation Wednesday. The Biletnikoff Award recognizes the most outstanding receiver in college football.
Thus far through four games in the 2019 season, Moore has notched a team-high 29 catches for 380 yards and three touchdowns–ranking in the top 20 nationally in both receiving yards (380) and receptions per game (7.3).
The Fort Lauderdale, Florida native has been the target of Ole Miss quarterbacks 42 times — second most among wide receivers in the Southeastern Conference. He was thrown to six times vs. Memphis, eight vs. Arkansas, 10 vs. Southeastern Louisiana, and 18 in the game against Cal.
According to statistics from Ole Miss Athletics, Moore has caught every catchable pass thrown to him this season and has zero drops on 29 catchable targets, the most by an SEC WR without a drop.
Further, Ole Miss Athletics notes that while playing almost all of his snaps from the slot position (98.5 percent), Moore’s 373 receiving yards from the slot this season rank second most in the conference. He has been targeted on 29.5% of his pass routes this season, fifth most among SEC WRs.
Biletnikoff Award voting
The recipient is selected by the highly distinguished Biletnikoff Award National Selection Committee, a group of prominent college football journalists, commentators, announcers, Biletnikoff Award winners, and other former receivers. Any player, regardless of position (wide receiver, tight end, slot back, and running back) who catches a pass, is eligible for the award.
The 2019 Biletnikoff Award winner will be presented live on Dec. 12, 2019, on The Home Depot College Football Awards presented by Gildan, which will be televised on ESPN.
Evelyn Van Pelt
Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn’s love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship. Evelyn created the Rebel Walk in 2013 and has served as publisher and managing editor since its inception.