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Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Floyd named Biletnikoff semifinalist

By Matt Fortuna

Michael Floyd is one of 10 semifinalists for the Biletnikoff Award, given to the nation's best wide receiver.

Floyd, a senior, has 77 receptions for 922 yards and seven touchdown catches this season. He has a rushing touchdown as well. Floyd is tied for ninth in the nation in receptions per game (7.70), is ninth in receptions, is 20th in receiving yards and is 23rd in receiving yards per game (92.20).

Floyd needs 17 catches to surpass Golden Tate's school record for single-season receptions and is just 78 receiving yards shy of his second consecutive 1,000-yard season. Only Tate and Jeff Samardzija have had multiple 1,000-receiving-yard seasons in Notre Dame uniforms.

Tate won the Biletnikoff Award in 2009.

The vote for three finalists for this year's award will take place Wednesday through Sunday, and the winner will be announced Dec. 8.