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Penn State’s Jahan Dotson is named semifinalist for Biletnikoff Award

Penn State senior Jahan Dotson was named Monday as one of the 10 semifinalists for the Biletnikoff Award, which is presented to the outstanding wide receiver in college football.

Dotson is one of only two Football Bowl Subdivision receivers with at least 80 receptions, 990 yards and nine touchdowns in their first 10 games this season. He is the first Big Ten receiver to have such numbers in the first 10 games of any season.

He leads the Big Ten with 80 receptions (fourth nationally), is tied for second (tied for eighth in nation) with nine touchdown catches and is third in receiving yards (14th in nation) with 993.

Dotson has caught at least one pass in 39 consecutive games and has at least five receptions in 12 straight games, the longest streak among current FBS players.

The other Biletnikoff semifinalists are Jordan Addison of Pitt, David Bell of Purdue, Josh Downs of North Carolina, Drake London of USC, Chris Olave of Ohio State, A.T. Perry of Wake Forest, Jerreth Sterns of Western Kentucky, Deven Thompkins of Utah State and Jameson Williams of Alabama.

The three finalists will be announced Nov. 23, and the winner will be announced Dec. 9 during the College Football Awards Show.

Stout recognized: Penn State senior Jordan Stout was named Monday as the Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week.

Stout made field goals of 52, 42 and 31 yards and missed from 43 in a 21-17 loss to Michigan. He now has five career field goals of 50 yards or longer, one off the school record held by Chris Bahr.

Stout averaged 51.0 yards on four punts, which all were inside the Michigan 20. He’s averaged at least 50 yards a punt in five games this season.

He’s averaging 47.0 yards, second in the Big Ten and ninth nationally. He’s a big reason why Penn State ranks second nationally in net punting.

Stout also completed an 18-yard pass to Curtis Jacobs on a fake punt in the first quarter.

Pry nominated: Penn State defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Brent Pry has been named one of the 59 nominees for the Frank Broyles Award, presented to college football’s top assistant coach.

The Nittany Lions rank fifth nationally in red zone defense, ninth in points allowed (17.1), 10th in pass defense efficiency.

A 43-member selection committee that includes former head coaches, broadcasters and a committee from the Football Writers Association of America will select 15 semifinalists, five finalists and then the overall winner.

Michigan State time: Penn State’s regular season finale Nov. 27 at Michigan State will start at 3:30 or 4 p.m. and will be televised by ABC/ESPN or FOX.

The time and television carrier will be finalized Sunday.


Source: Berkshire mont

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