Penn State Tight End Pat Freiermuth Named to Biletnikoff Award Watch List

By John Morgan on July 16, 2020 at 10:55 am
Dec 28, 2019; Arlington, Texas, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions tight end Pat Freiermuth (87) scores a two point conversion during the second half against the Memphis Tigers at AT&T Stadium.
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Penn State tight end Pat Freiermuth was named to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List on Thursday. The award is presented to the top receiver in the country at any position and is presented by Tallahassee Quarterback Club. Freiermuth is one of 55 players named to the list and just one of four tight ends along with Kylen Granson (SMU), Charlie Kolar (Iowa State) and Kyle Pitts (Florida).

Freiermuth has become the favorite target of quarterback Sean Clifford. In two seasons, he has 69 receptions and 15 touchdowns, which has him tied with Mike Gesicki for the Penn State tight end TD record. Last season, Freiermuth was named the Most Valuable Offensive Player at the Nittany Lions award banquet. 

The Biletnikoff was first presented in 1994 to Penn State's Bobby Engram. He remains the only Nittany Lion to win the award. Ja’Marr Chase of LSU won the award last season, which a tight end has never won. The entire list can be found here.