Florida State wide receiver Keon Coleman has been named one of 10 semifinalists for the Biletnikoff Award presented to the nation’s top receiver.
The former Opelousas Catholic star leads Florida State with 45 catches, 615 yards and 11 receiving touchdowns. Coleman’s 11 touchdown catches lead the ACC, is the seventh most nationally, and are the most TD grabs for a Seminole since Kelvin Benjamin tied a school record with 15 in 2013.
Coleman made a name for himself in his Seminole debut against LSU, when he hauled in nine passes for 122 yards and three touchdowns. His three touchdowns are the most in the ACC this season, the most for a Seminole since 2017, the most in an FSU season opener since 2013, and the most for a Seminole in his FSU debut in school history.
Coleman caught two touchdowns at Clemson – including the game-winner from 24 yards in overtime – to lead FSU past the Tigers, 31-24. The win snapped Clemson’s 25-game home winning streak in ACC games and the Tigers’ seven-game winning streak in the series.
The three finalists will be announced on November 28 with the winner presented during the Home Depot College Football Awards on ESPN on December 8.
Presented by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc., the Biletnikoff Award is named for former Florida State and Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver Fred Biletnikoff. Biletnikoff was an All-American at FSU before a 14-year NFL career with the Oakland Raiders from 1965 to 1978.