Monday, November 19, 2012
Marqise Lee named Biletnikoff Award finalist
By Pedro Moura
LOS ANGELES -- Marqise Lee is going to Disney World.
Lee, the USC Trojans' talented sophomore receiver, is one of three finalists for the Biletnikoff Award, a trophy honoring college football's top pass-catcher each season, it was announced Monday.
He'll attend the trophy presentation at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla. on Dec. 6. The other two finalists are West Virginia's Stedman Bailey and Baylor's Terrance Williams.
Lee, a sophomore, leads the nation in catches (107) and receiving yards (1,605). He is third with 14 receiving touchdowns. He also has scored on a kickoff return this season.
He was memorably left off the initial 48-man watch list released for the award, then added one day later. He's now considered by many the favorite to win the award.
Lee's teammate, USC quarterback Matt Barkley, was not named a finalist Monday for the Davey O'Brien Award, honoring the top signal-caller in the country.