University of Tulsa senior receiver Keevan Lucas has been added to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List, as announced Tuesday by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation.
The Biletnikoff Award annually recognizes the outstanding receiver in college football. Any player, regardless of position (tight end, slot receiver and back, inside receiver, wide receiver, split end, and running back), who catches a pass is eligible for the award. As such, the Biletnikoff Award recognizes the outstanding receiver, not merely an outstanding wide receiver.
Lucas (5’10”, 195) joins fellow senior receiver Josh Atkinson on the watch list. Atkinson was on the initial preseason Watch List for the Biletnikoff Award when announced in July.
After four games, Lucas has totaled 387 yards and five touchdowns on 22 receptions for a 17.6-yard average per catch and 96.8 yards per game. Lucas has surpassed the 100-yard plateau in three games, as his total receiving yards in each of those games all came in the first half.
Lucas had 112 yards on six receptions in the season opener against San Jose State, totaled 119 yards and three TDs on just four catches against North Carolina A&T and totaled 103 yards and two touchdowns on six receptions against Fresno State.
Lucas was also added to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List in 2014 and was on the initial watch list in 2015.
A product of Abilene (Texas) High School, Lucas ranks eighth on the school’s all-time receiving chart with 2,457 yards and is seventh on the TD reception list with 22 career touchdowns.
Recently, the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation opened the 2016 FanVote. Every fan may vote once daily on the Biletnikoff Award FanVote page. The aggregate fan tally will be counted as one official vote to determine semifinalists (10 receivers), finalists (three), and the winner. In the closest contest in years, the FanVote tally provided the one-vote margin of victory for 2013 winner Brandin Cooks of Oregon State.