Coming off a record-breaking junior season, Boise State receiver Thomas Sperbeck was named to the Biletnikoff Award watchlist Wednesday.
Sperbeck tied the Boise State single-season record with 88 receptions last season (17th nationally) and set the new school mark with 1,412 receiving yards (sixth), adding eight touchdowns. Last season, he also was on the watchlist for the award, given to the nation’s top receiver.
Also on Wednesday, junior tight end Jake Roh was named as a candidate for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, which recognizes players who have made a commitment to service and enriching the lives of others. Roh also is on the Mackey Award (best tight end) watchlist.
Here’s a look at the Boise State Broncos on preseason watchlists:
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Maxwell Award (top player in college football): QB Brett Rypien, RB Jeremy McNichols
Mackey Award (top tight end): TE Jake Roh
Lou Groza Award (top placekicker): K Tyler Rausa
Bronko Nagurski Trophy (top defensive player): LB Tanner Vallejo
Butkus Award (top linebacker): LB Tanner Vallejo
Biletnikoff Award (top receiver): WR Thomas Sperbeck