Ja'Marr Chase wins award for nation's top wide receiver
LSU continues to clean up at Thursday night’s College Football Awards at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. Ja’Marr Chase has won the Biletnikoff Award, which goes to the nation’s top wide receiver. He bested CeeDee Lamb and Michael Pittman, Jr. for the award.
Chase has had a sensational sophomore season, leading LSU’s loaded receiving corps with 1,457 yards and 17 touchdowns. Chase borked Dwayne Bowe’s single-season record of 12 receiving touchdowns in LSU’s win over Ole Miss. In the same game, he became LSU’s eighth wide receiver to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark. The Harvey, Louisiana product is second on the team with 70 total receptions.
Chase owns eight 100-yard receiving games this season for the second-most in school history. He is currently on a streak of five-straight games with 100-plus receiving yards.
Chase, quarterback Joe Burrow, running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire and wide receiver Justin Jefferson to become the first teammates in SEC history to have a 4,000-yard passer, a 1,000-yard rusher and two 1,000-yard receivers in the same season.
— Biletnikoff Award (@biletnikoffawrd) December 13, 2019