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How will Marqise Lee fare in 2013?

Despite changes, USC receiver is favorite to repeat as Biletnikoff winner

Updated: April 1, 2013, 1:05 PM ET
By KC Joyner | ESPN Insider

One of the most difficult achievements in college football is to repeat as the winner of a prestigious individual award. For example, the Heisman Trophy and Outland Trophy each have had only a single two-time winner (Archie Griffin and Dave Rimington, respectively), and the Jim Thorpe Award has had zero repeat winners.

An honor that seems to be a bit of an exception to that rule is the Fred Biletnikoff Award for the nation's best wide receiver, which has had two back-to-back winners in the past six seasons (Justin Blackmon and Michael Crabtree).

That trend would seem to give USC Trojans wide receiver Marqise Lee, the 2012 Biletnikoff Award winner, a reasonable chance at garnering consecutive victories. However, Lee will have to overcome a number of personnel-related hurdles in order to do so.

Can he overcome those challenges and repeat as the Biletnikoff winner? Let's take a closer look to find out.

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