July 16, 2013
PITTSBURGH—Pitt senior wideout Devin Street, who will be eyeing some of the Panthers’ biggest receiving records this fall, has been named to the watch list for the Biletnikoff Award, annually presented to the nation’s top wide receiver by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation.
Street (Bethlehem, Pa./Liberty) is coming off the most productive season of his career. He was a 2012 All-Big East selection after posting 73 catches for 975 yards (13.4 avg.) and five touchdowns. Street ranked second in the Big East in receptions per game (5.6 avg.) and third in receiving yards per game (75.0 avg.).
The 6-foot-4, 195-pounder enters his senior year with 151 career receptions to rank sixth all-time at Pitt. He needs just 28 to surpass Latef Grim (178 receptions from 1998-2000) as the top pass-catcher in school history. Street’s 2,047 career receiving yards rank 10th at Pitt. He would need 1,015 yards this season to eclipse Antonio Bryant (3,061 yards from 1999-2001) as the Panthers’ career leader.
Pitt boasts a strong history with the Biletnikoff Award. Bryant was honored with the award in 2000, while Larry Fitzgerald was named the 2003 Biletnikoff winner. Additionally, Pitt wide receiver coach Bobby Engram was the inaugural recipient of the award in 1994 as a collegian at Penn State.
This year’s Biletnikoff Award winner will be announced on Dec. 12 during the live ESPN telecast of The Home Depot College Football Awards Show.
The 2013 season marks the Panthers’ first as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Pitt will open the year with a highly anticipated showdown against defending ACC and Orange Bowl champion Florida State on Labor Day (Sept. 2) at Heinz Field. The ESPN national telecast will kick off at 8 p.m.
Pitt football season-ticket packages are currently selling at a record pace. Just over 9,000 tickets remain for the Panthers’ inaugural ACC campaign. To order, log on to PittsburghPanthers.com or call 800-643-PITT (7488).
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