Zay Flowers Named to Biletnikoff Award Watch List

Zay Flowers Named to Biletnikoff Award Watch List

The Tallahassee Quarterback Club (TQC) Foundation, Inc., the Florida-based creator, and sponsor of the prestigious Biletnikoff Award, released the 2020 Biletnikoff Award Preseason Watch List on July 16. Today, the Foundation announces the second additions to the watch list, comprising five receivers, including Boston College sophomore wideout Zay Flowers.

The Biletnikoff Award annually recognizes the college football season’s outstanding FBS receiver. Any player, regardless of position (wide receiver, tight end, slot back, and running back), who catches a pass is eligible for the award. As such, the Biletnikoff Award recognizes college football’s outstanding receiver, not merely college football’s outstanding wide receiver.

The semifinalists, finalists, and award recipients are 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. Foundation trustees do not vote and have never voted. For a list of voters, please see BiletnikoffAward.com/voters.

Flowers finished with his second 100-yard receiving game of the season with six receptions for 162 yards and a career-high three touchdowns in the Pitt win last Saturday.

He was named the ACC Wide Receiver of the Week for his efforts for the second time in 2020. Flowers is the first BC wide receiver to win the ACC Wide Receiver of the Week award twice in the same season.

Flowers became the first BC player with three receiving touchdowns in a game since Kelvin Martin at Holy Cross (11/22/86). He tied the school record with five other players with three touchdown receptions.

Flowers’ 77-yard score was the first of 70 or more by an Eagle since Hunter Long’s 72-yard score at Louisville (10/5/19).

He is tied for 11th in BC single-season history with two 100-yard receiving games this season. He is the first Eagle with multiple 100-yard receiving games in the same season since Kobay White in 2018.

BC (3-1, 2-1 ACC) returns to action Saturday at No. 23 Virginia Tech. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. on ACC Network and WEEI 93.7 FM.

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