Harris Named To The Biletnikoff Award Watch List
Mean Green Has Three Players Up For Five National Awards
DENTON – NT wide receiver Carlos Harris joined another exclusive club as he was named the to the 2015 Biletnikoff Award Watch List. Harris, who was named to the Paul Hornung Award Watch List earlier this month, is one of only four players from Conference USA to be on the list.
Harris is just the third player in school history to be on the Biletnikoff Award list, joining Johnny Quinn (2006) and Casey Fitzgerald (2008). Fitzgerald ended up being one of 10 finalists for the award in 2008.
The Biletnikoff Award annually recognizes the outstanding receiver in college football. Any player, regardless of position (wide receiver, tight end, slot back, and running back) who catches a pass is eligible for the award. As such, the Biletnikoff Award recognizes the outstanding receiver, not merely outstanding wide receiver.
Harris led North Texas in receiving yards, all-purpose yardage, kickoff return yards and was second in punt return yardage in 2014. Harris also had the highest yards per carry at 10.2 in 2014, as he rushed nine times for 92 yards and a touchdown.
He was third in Conference USA in receptions and fourth in receiving yards per game in 2014. Harris is the top-returning receiver in the league in both categories.
He was fifth in scoring for NT in 2014. Harris had over 100-yard all-purpose yards in six games, over 150-yards in five games, and two games of over 200-yards, including a career-high 234 yards in 2014.
Harris enters the 2015 season on the verge of the top-10 for his career in all-purpose yards at NT, while he already ranks in the top-10 in receptions.
North Texas has placed three players in five different national award watch lists heading into the 2015 season.