Pitt sophomore Jordan Addison is the winner of the 2021 Biletnikoff Award, which is given to the nation’s most outstanding receiver.
Addison won the award over Purdue’s David Bell and Alabama’s Jameson Williams and becomes the third Pitt Panther to win this prestigious award, joining Antonio Bryant in 2022 and Larry Fitzgerald in 2003. The interesting part is like Addison, both Bryant and Fitzgerald were also sophomores.
“This is an absolutely incredible honor,” said Addison. “Every day at our practice facility I walk past the Biletnikoff Award trophies won by Larry Fitzgerald and Antonio Bryant. I always go up and put my hand on the trophy because it was my goal to one day win it. I am so humbled and blessed to join those all-time greats. I share this honor with all of my teammates, Coach Narduzzi and my wide receivers coach, Brennan Marion. This is just as much their award as it is mine.”
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The combination of Addison and quarterback Kenny Pickett were nearly impossible to stop in 2021 and led the Panthers to their first ACC Football Championship. In 2021, Addison has caught 93 passes for 1,479 yards (15.9 yards) and 17 touchdowns, which were the most in the country. His 93 receptions are second most in Pitt single-season history and with four catches in the Peach Bowl would break Maurice Ffrench’s record of 96 set in 2019.
With Addison winning this award, Pitt is now tied for the most Biletnikoff Award winners.