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Johnson Named Semifinalist for Biletnikoff Award

Nov. 16, 2005

ATLANTA–Calvin Johnson, Georgia Tech’s sensational sophomore wide receiver, has been named a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award, which is presented annually to the nation’s top receiver.

Johnson, from Tyrone, Ga., leads the Atlantic Coast Conference with85.1 receiving yards per game while ranking second with 4.89 receptions per game.

For the season, the 6-4, 230-pounder has 44 catches for7666 yards and five touchdowns.

He already ranks among Tech’s all-time leaders with career totals of 92 receptions, 1,603 yards and 12 touchdowns after just 21 games.

Johnson earned all-ACC and freshman all-America honors in 2004, when he was also named ACC Rookie of the Year.

BILETNIKOFF AWARD SEMIFINALISTS<

Calvin Johnson Georgia Institute of Technology

Chad Jackson University of Florida

Charles Sharon Bowling Green State University

Demetrius Williams University of Oregon

Derek Hagan Arizona State University

Dwayne Jarrett University of Southern California

Greg Jennings Western Michigan University

Hank Baskett University of New Mexico

Jason Avant University of Michigan

Jason Hill Washington State University

Jeff Smardzija University of Notre Dame

Jovon Bouknight University of Wyoming

Martin Nance Miami University, Ohio

Mike Hass Oregon State University

Steve Smith University of Southern California

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