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Arconado continues to be the season’s biggest surprise

Brandon Arconado becomes the unlikely third Cougar receiver to be named to the Biletnikoff Award watch list.

NCAA Football: Colorado at Washington State James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Senior WSU inside receiver Brandon Arconado has joined teammates Dez Patmon and Easop Winston on the watch list for the Biletnikoff Award. The award for the nation’s top receiver is handed out by the Tallahassee quarterback club each season. The Cougars rank only behind Alabama which has four receivers on the watch list.

Arconado might be the unlikeliest name on this list coming into the season. The redshirt senior came into this season with only four career receptions. Seemingly out of nowhere there was some buzz coming out of a fall camp. A source close to the program told me flat out that Arconado was “the best inside receiver on the roster”. I was very skeptical considering the talent coming back this year, but it turns out that the former walk-on has been fantastic. Arconado has 39 receptions for 591 yards and four touchdowns while missing time to injuries. His average of 98 yards per game is second in the Pac-12 and he leads the conference with four 100 yard receiving games. It has been such a great story to see him excel.

Patmon and Winston have been no slouches themselves. Patmon has 50 catches for 606 yards and 9 touchdowns while Patmon has 36 receptions for 537 yards and 5 touchdowns. This group has to be put in all-time consideration for WSU which for me starts with the CJ Davis-Deron Pointer-Phillip Bobo triumvirate back in the Drew Bledsoe days.

Semifinalists for the award will be announced on November 25th. Best of luck to Brandon, Easop, and Dez!


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The redshirt senior was one of four players added to the watch list for the award given to the country’s top receiver on Wednesday. WSU’s Dezmon Patmon was named to the list before the season started, and fellow outside receiver Easop Winston Jr. made the cut on Sept. 25.