Ole Miss’ Dontario Drummond Added to Biletnikoff Award Watch List
Rebel Wideout Ranks Eighth Nationally in Receiving Yards per Game, Fourth in Power Five
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – (Media Relations) Ole Miss senior Dontario Drummond was one of eight receivers added to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List, the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation announced Wednesday.
The award annually recognizes the outstanding receiver in college football. 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 Laurel, Mississippi, native has hauled in 20 catches for 339 yards during the Rebels’ first three contests. Drummond ranks eighth in the FBS with 113.0 receiving yards per game. His four touchdown receptions are second in the SEC and is 11th nationally.
Dating back to last season, Drummond has registered eight straight games in which he’s recorded a touchdown reception. He’s the first Rebel to accomplish that feat since at least 1965.
The 2021 Biletnikoff Award winner will be announced live on Dec. 9, 2021, on The Home Depot College Football Awards, which will be televised on ESPN.
(Feature Image: Josh McCoy, Ole Miss)
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.