LSU receiver Rueben Randle appears on Biletnikoff Award watch list

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Rueben Randle

BATON ROUGE - LSU junior wide receiver Rueben Randle is one of 75 players who were named to the watch list for the Biletnikoff Award, presented annually to the nation's outstanding college football receiver, the Tallahassee Quarterback Club announced on Thursday.

Randle, a native of Bastrop, La., was one of 11 receivers from the Southeastern Conference to make the initial list. The 2011 Biletnikoff Award winner will be presented live at the Home Depot ESPN College Football Awards Show on Dec. 8 in Orlando, Fla.

Randle is coming off a sophomore season in which he made 33 catches for 544 yards and three touchdowns. He started nine of the Tigers' 13 games.

Randle hauled in four passes for 71 yards and a 51-yard touchdown in the second quarter of LSU's season-opening win against North Carolina. He delivered the biggest performance of his career when he racked up 125 yards receiving on three catches in the Tigers' 24-21 win over No. 5 Alabama on Nov. 6. His 75-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter against the Tide was LSU's longest passing play of the season.

In 26 career games, Randle has accounted for 717 yards receiving on 44 catches and five touchdowns.