Nov 30, 2013; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels wide receiver Quinshad Davis (14) catches a touchdown in the third quarter. The Duke Blue Devils defeated the North Carolina Tar Heels 27-25 at Kenan Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Quinshad Davis Named to Biletnikoff Award Watch List

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Quinshad Davis has been named to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List, an award given annually to the best wide receiver in college football.

The Fred Biletnikoff Award has been presented by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation since 1994. Biletnikoff was a six time pro-bowl selection with the Oakland Raiders from 1965 to 1978. He played his college ball at Florida State. Recent winners of the distinguished award include Brandin Cooks of Oregon State, Marquise Lee of USC and Justin Blackmon of Oklahoma State for two straight years in 2010 and 2011. 

Davis was a 2013 All-ACC Honorable Mention selection in 2013 and a 2012 Freshman All-America Honorable Mention according to CFN.com. He had a productive freshman season in Chapel Hill, catching 61 balls for 776 yards. Both of those numbers established new schools records for Davis. His best game by far that freshman season was against Virginia, when he had 16 receptions for 178 yards in front of a national audience on a Thursday night ESPN game. Those 16 catches also set a new school record.

Davis continued the good work last season with 48 catches for 730 yards and a team-high 10 touchdowns. He had two touchdown catches against N.C. State and caught a season high 124 yards against Old Dominion. He also played very well against East Carolina, catching a touchdown and 111 yards on five receptions.

Davis will be counted on to lead a young Tar Heel receiving core that lost first round NFL Draft pick Eric Ebron. If Davis keeps up the good work, he may be joining Ebron in the short list of first round NFL Draft selections at UNC.

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