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Baylor’s Corey Coleman Wins Biletnikoff Award

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Baylor wide receiver Corey Coleman won the Biletnikoff Award as the nation’s top wide receiver, as it was announced at the The Home Depot College Football Awards ceremony held on Thursday night. He is the first Baylor Bear to ever win the Biletnikoff Award.

“I still got jitters, it doesn’t seem real,” Coleman said to ESPN during the broadcast. “I’m still in shock right now. My heart was beating so fast.”

He beat out Josh Doctson of TCU and Laquon Treadwell of Ole Miss to the win the coveted Biletnikoff Award.

Coleman, a 5’11”, 190-pound junior from Richardson, Texas, has registered 74 receptions for 1,363 receiving yards this season to go with a single-season school-record 20 touchdowns, which led all FBS receivers. For his career, Coleman has recorded 173 receptions for 3,009 receiving yards and 33 touchdowns.

The speedy receiver definitely has a career in the NFL and has already made his intentions know that he will be entering the 2016 NFL Draft. He is projected as a borderline first-round prospect and Walter Football has Coleman as the third-best wide receiver on their draft board.

Coleman and the Bears are now getting set to play the North Carolina Tar Heels in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Tuesday, December 29.

 

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