KU Transfer Among Early List Of Nation's Best Receivers

By: KUAthletics.com
By: KUAthletics.com

LAWRENCE, Kan. -(kuathletics.com) The Tallahassee Quarterback Club (TQC) Foundation, Inc., announced Tuesday that senior wide receiver Nick Harwell has been named one of 55 players on the preseason watch list for the 2014 Biletnikoff Award.

Created in 1994 in honor of Fred Biletnikoff, the Biletnikoff Award annually recognizes the most outstanding receiver in college football. A member of the pro and collegiate football halls of fame, Biletnikoff was an All-Pro receiver for the Oakland Raiders and an All-America receiver at Florida State University.

The 2014 winner will be selected by the Biletnikoff Award National Selection Committee, a group of 221 prominent college football journalists, commentators, and former receivers. The winner will be honored with the trophy live on Dec. 11 on The Home Depot College Football Awards Show to be broadcast from 7–9 pm on ESPN.

Harwell, a native of Missouri City, Texas transferred to Kansas and was forced to sit out a season ago after spending the previous three years at Miami (Ohio) where he was a three-time All-Mid-American Conference selection and an honorable mention All-America selection by Sports Illustrated in 2011.

Harwell closed out his career at Miami holding the three highest single-game reception and receiving yard totals, as well as rewriting the Redhawk record book for most 100-yard games in school history. In just three seasons, Harwell ranks second on both the all-time Miami receptions and receiving yards lists with 229 catches for 3,166 yards.

Harwell and the rest of the Jayhawks begin the 2014 slate Sept. 6, as they play host to Southeast Missouri State. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. inside Memorial Stadium

Kansas football season ticket packages for all six home games are available for as low as $99, as well as a three-game mini pack (Southeast Missouri State, Texas and Oklahoma State) with Tier 2 seating for $145. Information on all available packages is available by visiting OneTeamOneChant.com or KUAtheltics.com.

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