Utah State’s Deven Thompkins Added to Biletnikoff Prize Watchlist


LOGAN, Utah – Utah State Senior Wide Receiver Become Thomas was added to Biletnikoff’s 2021 award watchlist, was announced Wednesday by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club (TQC) Foundation, Inc.

The Biletnikoff Prize annually rewards the outstanding FBS receiver of the college football season. Any player, regardless of position (wide receiver, tight end, back and ball carrier) who catches a pass is eligible for the prize.

In the first addition to the watch list, seven other players joined Thompkins, including three from Mountain West in Colorado State’s Trey McBride, Fresno State’s Jalen Cropper and Hawai’i’s Nick Mardner.

The 5-foot-8, 155-pound Thompkins leads the Mountain West and ranks third nationally in receptions (514 yards; 128.5 yards per game), is 11th nationally in receptions (29; 7.2 pg) , 24th nationally in versatile yards (132.0 yards per game) and 30th nationally in touchdowns with three.

Thompkins became the first player in school history to play in consecutive games with at least 170 receiving yards as he caught eight passes for 172 yards against North Dakota and nine assists for 188 yards to the ‘Air Force. The previous record was held by Hunter Sharp, who had over 160 receiving yards in consecutive games in 2014.

Additionally, Thompkins is the first Aggie to have at least eight receptions in three straight games since Kevin Curtis recorded more than nine receptions in five straight games in 2001. The Fort Meyers, Fla. Native opened the season with a scoop. eight passes for 94 meters.

Recently, the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation opened the 2021 FanVote. Each fan can vote once per day on the Biletnikoff Award FanVote page. The total fan count will be counted as an official vote to determine the semi-finalists (10 receivers), finalists (three receivers) and the winner. In the tightest competition in years, the FanVote tally provided the margin of victory with one vote for 2013 winner Brandin Cooks of Oregon State.

Thompkins and the Aggies are back in action on Friday, Oct. 1 when they welcome rival BYU to the state on Friday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m., in a game that will be televised nationally on CBS Sports Network.

For more information on Aggie football tickets, fans can contact USU Athletics Counter by phone by dialing 1-888-USTATE-1 or 435-797-0305 during regular business hours. Fans can also purchase their tickets in person at USU Counter inside the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum or online by clicking on the “Buy Tickets” tab at www.UtahStateAggies.com.

For more information on the Utah State football program, follow the Aggies on Twitter at @USUFootball, on Facebook at USUFootball and on Instagram at USUFootball.


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