College football's best wide receivers: The 2013 Biletnikoff list

Justin Edmonds

The top wide receiver in college football in 2013 will likely come from this list.

The 2013 Fred Biletnikoff Award watch list was announced Tuesday, highlighted by defending award winner Marqise Lee of Southern Cal. The Biletnikoff Award is given annually to the nation's top collegiate wide receiver by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation. A panel of sportswriters, commentators, broadcasters, and former players votes on the award.

Not only is Lee the sole returning finalist from last year's Biletnikoff vote, but he is one of just four returning semifinalists. Lee is joined on the Biletnikoff watch list by Maryland sophomore Stefon Diggs, Oregon State junior Brandin Cooks, Vanderbilt senior Jordan Matthews, and New Mexico State junior Austin Franklin.

The first Biletnikoff trophy was awarded to Penn State's Bobby Ingram in 1994. Lee is attempting to become the third receiver to win the Biletnikoff twice, following Texas Tech's Michael Crabtree and Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon. Pittsburgh is the only program to have won the Biletnikoff twice with two different players, Antonio Bryant (2000) and Larry Fitzgerald (2003). Other recent recipients have included Notre Dame's Golden Tate, Georgia Tech's Calvin Johnson, Oregon State's Mike Hass, and Michigan's Braylon Edwards.

Here is the full Biletnikoff watch list:

Jared Abbrederis, Wisconsin

Davante Adams, Fresno State

Nelson Agholor, USC

Alex Amidon, Boston College

Odell Beckham, Jr., LSU

Kenny Bell, Nebraska

Michael Bennett, Georgia

Chris Boyd, Vanderbilt

Corey Brown, Ohio State

Aaron Burbridge, Michigan State

Damiere Byrd, South Carolina

Michael Campanaro, Wake Forest

Brandon Carter, TCU

Brandon Coleman, Rutgers

Brandin Cooks, Oregon State

Amari Cooper, Alabama

Jamison Crowder, Duke

DaVaris Daniels, Notre Dame

Mike Davis, Texas

Quinshad Davis, North Carolina

Titus Davis, Central Michigan

Stefon Diggs, Maryland

Phillip Dorsett, Miami

William Dukes, FAU

Quinton Dunbar, Florida

Bruce Ellington, South Carolina

Mike Evans, Texas A&M

Shaquelle Evans, UCLA

Austin Franklin, New Mexico State

Jeremy Gallon, Michigan

Keyarris Garrett, Tulsa

Ryan Grant, Tulane

Rashad Green, Florida State

Dorial Green-Beckham, Missouri

Deontay Greenberry, Houston

Noel Grigsby, San Jose State

Je’Ron Hamm, ULM

Justin Hardy, East Carolina

Chris Harper, California

Robert Herron, Wyoming

Cody Hoffman, BYU

Josh Huff, Oregon

T.J. Jones, Notre Dame

Cody Latimer, Indiana

Marqise Lee, USC

Jordan Leslie, UTEP

Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt

J.D. McKissic, Arkansas State

Trey Metoyer, Oklahoma

Matt Miller, Boise State

Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia

Donte Moncrief, Ole Miss

Tracy Moore, Oklahoma State

Alex Neutz, Buffalo

Kevin Norwood, Alabama

DeVante Parker, Louisville

Charone Peake, Clemson

Bernard Reedy, Toledo

Tevin Reese, Baylor

Paul Richardson, Colorado

Allen Robinson, Penn State

Shaq Roland, South Carolina

Alonzo Russell, Toledo

Jalen Saunders, Oklahoma

Jaxon Shipley, Texas

Tommy Shuler, Marshall

Devin Smith, Ohio State

Willie Snead, Ball State

Josh Stewart, Oklahoma State

Devin Street, Pittsburgh

Eric Thomas, Troy

Jordan Thompson, West Virginia

Eric Ward, Texas Tech

Sammy Watkins, Clemson

Brandon Wimberly, Nevada

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