Marvin Harrison Jr. Named a Finalist for the Biletnikoff Award As One of College Football's Top Receivers

By Chase Brown on November 29, 2022 at 10:05 am
Marvin Harrison Jr.

As one of the best receivers in America this season, Marvin Harrison Jr. was named Tuesday as a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award.

The second-year wideout has been dominant for Ohio State this season, collecting 72 passes for 1,157 yards and 12 touchdowns through 12 games. With his résumé, Harrison was a clear choice to be one of three finalists for the Biletnikoff, which the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation presents to the best pass catcher at any position in the FBS.

Iowa State's Xavier Hutchinson and Tenessee's Jalin Hyatt are the other finalists for the award.

This season, Harrison became only the eighth player in Ohio State history to record more than 1,000 receiving yards in a single season. He accompanies the likes of Jaxon Smith-Njigba, David Boston and Terry Glenn, among others, on the list of Buckeyes to accomplish that feat. Emeka Egbuka later became the ninth Buckeye to reach quadruple digits for receiving yards in the season with his performance against Michigan.

Harrison was the fourth-fastest Ohio State receiver to reach the milestone. Glenn only needed eight games, while Smith-Njigba and Boston collected 1,000 yards in 10 contests. Meanwhile, Harrison passed that mark in the Maryland game this year – his 11th appearance of the 2022 season (and the 12th start of his career).

The Philadelphia native looks to become only the second player in Ohio State history to win the Biletnikoff. As it stands, Glenn is the lone Buckeye to win the award after recording 64 receptions for 1,411 yards and 17 touchdowns in 1995.

The Biletnikoff Award will be announced during ESPN’s Home Depot College Football Awards show on Dec. 8.

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