July 7, 2011
University of Cincinnati senior D.J. Woods (Strongsville, Ohio/Strongsville) was named to the watch list for the 2011 Biletnikoff Award, the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation announced Thursday.
The Biletnikoff Award, given annually to the nation's most outstanding wide receiver, was instituted in 1994 and is named after former Florida State and Oakland Raiders wide receiver Fred Biletnikoff.
Woods, a Second-Team All-BIG EAST Conference selection, caught 57 balls for 898 yards in 2010. He added 10 touchdowns while also serving as UC's primary punt and kick returner.
He was one of the most productive players in the league a year ago, leading the BIG EAST in all-purpose yards, averaging 154.9 per game. He ranked in the Top-10 in the conference in receptions per game (3rd/4.8), receiving yards per game (2nd/74.8), punt return average (6th/7.7) and kick return average (7th/22.8). His 10 touchdowns (eight receiving, two rushing) tied for fourth in the BIG EAST.
For the complete 2011 Biletnikoff Award Watch List, visit: www.biletnikoffaward.com.
The Bearcats, led by second-year head coach Butch Jones, return 18 starters from the 2010 squad, including unanimous First-Team All-BIG EAST quarterback Zach Collaros (Steubenville, Ohio/Steubenville), as well as a trio of Second-Team All-BIG EAST honorees in running back Isaiah Pead (Columbus, Ohio/Eastmoor Academy), linebacker J.K. Schaffer (Cincinnati, Ohio/LaSalle) and Woods.
Season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 1-877-CATS-TIX or visiting CATSTIX.com. Single-game tickets will go on sale for UCATS members on July 11, 2011 and will be available to the general public on July 18.