ATHENS, Ga. --- Georgia junior receiver Tavarres King has been named to the Biletnikoff Award Preseason Watch List, according to an announcement made by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club.
King is among 12 players from the Southeastern Conference on the 75-man list. Former Bulldog A.J. Green, who was the fourth overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft, was a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award in 2010.
The Biletnikoff Award is given annually to the nation’s most outstanding college football receiver. The 2011 Biletnikoff winner will be presented live at the Home Depot ESPN College Football Awards Red Carpet Show on December 8, 2011 at 6 p.m. on ESPNU.
King, a native of Mount Airy, Ga., is Georgia’s leading receiver who returns to the 2011 lineup after hauling in 27 catches for 504 yards and three touchdowns. He had a season-high 104 yards receiving against Florida last year, including a 63-yard touchdown catch.
A preseason All-SEC Second Team pick, King has started 14 of the last 24 games for the Bulldogs and is only 53 yards shy of recording 1,000 yards receiving in his career.