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Former Pitt WR Jacques-Louis Named to Biletnikoff Watch List

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Former Pitt wide receiver, redshirt senior Shocky Jacques-Louis, earned a spot on the 2022 Biletnikoff Award Watch List on Wednesday.

Jacques-Louis played four seasons for the Panthers from 2018-2021, where he appeared in 46 games and started 27 of them. As a a Panther, Jacques-Louis never played as the No. 1 receiver, but instead served as backup to wide receivers like Jordan Addison, Maurice Ffrench, Aaron Mathews, Taysir Mack, Jared Wayne and D.J. Turner. Still he caught 83 passes for 1,010 yards and three touchdowns during his time in Pittsburgh.

He chose to transfer after the 2021 season to Akron. Under first-year head coach Joe Moorhead, Jacques Louis is playing the best football of his career, despite the team’s poor 1-8 record.

He leads the Mid-American Conference (MAC) with 61 catches and 770 receiving yards. Those 61 catches are fifth best in the FBS and he is 12th with 6.8 receptions per game. The 770 receiving yards are 14th best.

Against then ranked No. 17 Tennessee in Week 3, he caught nine passes for 103 yards. Jacques-Louis played his best game against Ohio in Week 6, as he made 11 catches for 152 yards, both a season-high.

Pitt wide receivers have a history of winning the Biletnikoff, with Jordan Addison taking the award last season. Larry Fitzgeralnd won the award in 2003 and Antonio Bryant won it in 2000. Pitt and Alabama are the only schools with three Biletnikoff winners since the award started in 1994.

Now, Jacques-Louis has a chance to win the award for the Zips and change his prospects from back-up to star wide receiver to a shot in the NFL after this season.

 

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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YoungBlood
YoungBlood
1 month ago

Wish he would have stayed in Pittsburgh

Student section
Student section
1 month ago
Reply to  YoungBlood

Under Cignetti he would have caught under 10 passes at Pitt.

YoungBlood
YoungBlood
1 month ago

Probably true. Guess he was smarter than we thought.

Phillip
Phillip
1 month ago

I took some time to study the QB and offensive performances of teams coached by Cignetti. The bloggers are right. He has a bad record. Why the hell did Narduzzi hire him? It makes no sense. Is this some kind of weird nepotism?

On Campus Stadium Please
On Campus Stadium Please
1 month ago
Reply to  Phillip

Pitt is cheap and Duzz is insecure. A guy like Joe Moorehead would already have his job.

Rob
Rob
1 month ago
Reply to  Phillip

I guess Narduzzi was tired of outscoring opponents. Last time I checked, scoring more points than the other team means you win right?

SRS
SRS
1 month ago
Reply to  Phillip

Whipple $475k in PITT, at Nebraska with 80k attendances he earns $825k. Kind of the benefit of selling out the Stadium. PITT gets 70k for WVU and it has been linearly decreasing since.
Brian Hartline is a WR Coach for Ohio State who earns more than Whipple now at Nebraska.
If you want an OC on a budget consider B.Ellis at GA Southern, W.Korn from Coastal Carolina or maybe a real stretch lure Makor Applewhite from South Alabama.

Last edited 1 month ago by SRS
Eli
Eli
1 month ago

As we’re seeing with Konata Mumpfield, success in the MAC and the ACC are not quite the same thing. But good for him, nonetheless.

Dukes

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