Boyce On Biletnikoff Award Watch List
July 17, 2012
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- TCU's Josh Boyce has been named to the watch list for the Biletnikoff Award, recognizing the nation's top wide receiver.
The Biletnikoff Award is named after Fred Biletnikoff, a member of the College Football Hall of Fame and Pro Football Hall of Fame. An All-American at Florida State, Biletnikoff caught 589 passes for 8,974 yards and 76 touchdowns in his 14-year NFL career with the Oakland Raiders (1965-78). He was the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XI.
Boyce, a first-team all-conference selection last season, led TCU with 61 receptions for 998 yards and nine touchdowns. He was two yards shy of just the second 1,000-yard season in TCU history (Reggie Harrell, 1,012 yards, 2003). Boyce's 61 receptions tied for the third most in a season by a Horned Frog.
A junior from Copperas Cove, Texas, Boyce had a career-high 163 yards and three touchdowns on five receptions in a 36-35 win at Boise State. His 2-point catch with 1:05 remaining provided the Horned Frogs' go-ahead points in the game. He had a career-high nine catches for 96 yards in the season opener at Baylor, marking the most receptions by a Horned Frog in a contest since 2005 (Cory Rodgers, 10, at Oklahoma).
Boyce's 15 career touchdown catches in just two seasons have him tied for fourth on TCU's career list and are just three shy of the top spot (17, Rodgers, 2003-05; Mike Renfro, 17, 1974-77).