Johnson III Named To Biletnikoff Watch List

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Senior wide receiver Johnny Johnson III has been named to the preseason watch list for the 2021 Biletnikoff Award, the Tallahassee Quarterback Club (TQC) Foundation, Inc., announced on Thursday morning.
 
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. 
 
This is the second straight year that Johnson III has been on the Biletnikoff preseason watch list.
 
A fifth-year senior in 2021, Johnson III enters the season with 114 career receptions for 1,617 yards and 14 touchdowns, needing 20 catches, 431 yards and four TDs to enter the UO all-time top 10 in all three categories. He is one of two players in the Pac-12 that will enter 2021 with 100 catches, 1,500 yards and 10 touchdowns.
 
Johnson III posted 19 receptions for 267 yards and two scores in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, becoming the 29th player in program history to surpass 100 career catches. The Chandler, Ariz., native has a reception in 39 of 47 career games.
 
The semifinalists, finalists, and Biletnikoff Award recipient 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.
 
Demetrius Williams (2005 & 2006) is the only Duck ever to be named a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award.
 

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