Campanaro Named To Biletnikoff Award Preseason Watch List
July 17, 2012
By Gary Petit (@GaryWFU), Wake Forest Media Relations
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Wake Forest junior wide receiver Michael Campanaro has been named to the 2012 Biletnikoff Award Preseason Watch List as announced by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club (TQC) Foundation on Tuesday.
Campanaro caught 73 passes for 833 yards and two touchdowns in a breakout 2011 season. He finished fourth in the ACC in receptions per game (6.1) and seventh in the league in receiving yards per game at 69.4. Campanaro teamed up with Chris Givens to become most productive pair of Wake Forest wide receivers in school history with 156 combined catches in 2011.
The Clarksville, Md. native, is also one of the team's primary punt returners. He had nine returns last season for 81 yards and a touchdown.
The Biletnikoff Award annually recognizes the outstanding receiver in college football. The award recipient is selected by the Biletnikoff Award National Selection Committee, a group of over 180 prominent football journalists, commentators, and receivers. The 2012 winner will be presented live on December 6, 2012, on The Home Depot College Football Awards Show to be broadcast from 7:30 - 9:30pm on ESPN.
The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc. will announce the ten Biletnikoff Award semifinalists on November 12, 2012, following the vote by the Biletnikoff Award National Selection Committee. Likewise, the three finalists will be declared, following another vote, on November 19, 2012.