The Crimson Tide sophomore is one of 11 candidates for national receiver of the year honors


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama wide receiver Jerry Jeudy has been named one of 11 semifinalists for the 2018 Fred Biletnikoff Award, the Tallahassee (Fla.) Quarterback Club Foundation announced Monday.


Jeudy has established himself as one of the nation’s top receiving threats this season. The sophomore is fifth nationally with an average of 20.56 yards per reception and is tied for sixth in the nation with 10 touchdown catches this season. The Deerfield Beach, Fla., native leads the country in yards after catch average at 9.2 and is third nationally in yards per route run at 3.5, according to Pro Football Focus. Jeudy has a team-leading 925 yards on 45 receptions in 2018 and currently ranks No. 9 on the UA single-season receiving yards list.


Jeudy is joined as a semifinalist by JJ Arcega-Whiteside (Stanford), A.J. Brown (Ole Miss), Marquise Brown (Oklahoma), N’Keal Harry (Arizona State), Andy Isabella (Massachusetts), Rondale Moore (Purdue), David Sills V (West Virginia), John Ursua (Hawai’i), Tylan Wallace (Oklahoma State) and Antoine Wesley (Texas Tech).


Amari Cooper is Alabama’s lone previous winner of the Biletnikoff Award, bringing home the honor in 2014.


The Biletnikoff Award has been presented annually since 1994 and recognizes the outstanding Football Bowl Subdivision receiver regardless of position. The award is named in honor of former Florida State and Oakland Raiders receiver Fred Biletnikoff. The 2018 winner will be announced at the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards Show in Atlanta, Ga., on Thursday, Dec. 6.