Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Elijah Moore Earns Spot on Biletnikoff Award Watchlist

By Adam Brown
Sports Editor

Elijah Moore scampers to the end zone. Photo by Walter Lyle.

The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation announced Wednesday that Ole Miss sophomore Elijah Moore is one of eight wideouts in the running for the Biletnikoff Award. 

The Fort Lauderdale, Florida native leads the Rebels with 29-catches for 380 yards and three touchdowns through the first four games. Moore ranks in the top 20 nationally in both receiving yards (380) and receptions per game (7.3).

Moore has seen an increase in his targets every week so far: six vs. Memphis, eight vs. Arkansas, 10 vs. Southeastern Louisiana, and 18 vs. Cal. On the season, Moore has seen 42 targets, the second-most among SEC WRs. He has caught every catchable pass thrown to him this season and has zero drops on 29 catchable targets, the most by an SEC WR without a drop.

This season, Moore has played 98.5% of his snaps from the slot in 2019. His 373 receiving yards from the slot rank Moore second-most in the conference. Moore has been targeted on 29.5% of his pass routes this season, fifth-most among SEC WRs.

The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation annually recognizes the most 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 2019 Biletnikoff Award winner will be presented live on Dec. 12, 2019, on The Home Depot College Football Awards presented by Gildan, which will be televised on ESPN.