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Chris Olave Named to Biletnikoff Award Watch List

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July 16, 2020 at 9:49am

Ohio State's Chris Olave was named Thursday as one of 55 pass-catchers on the preseason watch list for the Biletnikoff Award, which honors college football's best receiver.

Olave enters his junior season at Ohio State as the Buckeyes' No. 1 receiver after leading the team with 849 yards and 12 touchdowns on 49 catches last season. After a costly route-running mistake that led to a game-sealing interception for Clemson in the College Football Playoff semifinals, Olave is motivated to be one of the best wide receivers in the country in 2020.

“He better be,” former Ohio State wide receiver K.J. Hill told Eleven Warriors when asked in January if he thinks Olave can be college football's best receiver this season.

That said, he'll face tough competition for the Biletnikoff Award, as Ja'Marr Chase – the reigning winner of the award – is back at LSU for another season.

Terry Glenn (1995) is Ohio State's only previous winner of the award.

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