Penn State Wide Receiver Jahan Dotson Named Semifinalist for Biletnikoff Award

By Joel Neuschwander on November 16, 2021 at 8:00 am
Nov 6, 2021; College Park, Maryland, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions wide receiver Jahan Dotson (5) celebrates with offensive lineman Rasheed Walker (53) after scoring a second half touchdown against the Maryland Terrapins at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium.
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Penn State wide receiver Jahan Dotson has been announced as a semifinalist for the Fred Biletnikoff Award, given out annually to the country's best receiver since 1994.

Dotson's legacy has only grown this season. With two regular-season games remaining, the senior's 993 receiving yards are already the fourth-highest total in Nittany Lion program history.

Dotson leads the Big Ten with 80 receptions, ranks second in yards, and is tied for second with nine receiving touchdowns. Just under two weeks ago, he rewrote the Penn State record books with a school record 242 yards on 11 catches against Maryland. Dotson has at least one catch in 39 straight games dating back to his freshman season and has hauled in at least five passes in 12 consecutive contests.

Among semifinalists, the Big Ten is also represented by Purdue's David Bell and Ohio State's Chris Olave.

Dotson is seeking to become the second Nittany Lion to take home the award after Bobby Engram won it in its inaugural year.