Three finalists picked for Biletnikoff Award


Monday, December 1st 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6



(Tallahassee, Florida-AP) -- Oklahoma's Mark Clayton is among the three finalists for an award given to the nation's top receiver.

Pittsburgh's Larry Fitzgerald and Southern Cal's Mike Williams were also named as finalists for the Biletnikoff Award.

Charles Rogers of Michigan State won the award last year.

The winner will be announced December 11th in a two-hour awards presentation televised by ESPN.

Clayton has 71 catches for 1,289 yards and 15 touchdown for the top-ranked Sooners.

Fitzgerald, a sophomore, has 86 catches for 1,595 yards and 22 touchdowns. He has caught at least one touchdown pass in a record 18 straight games, shattering Rogers' previous NCAA mark of 14.

Williams, also a sophomore, has 80 receptions for 1,167 yards and 14 touchdowns.