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USC’s Nelson Agholor selected as semifinalist for Biletnikoff Award

Nelson Agholor, Cedric Dozier
USC wide receiver Nelson Agholor hangs on for a 34-yard touchdown pass on Nov. 13.
(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

USC receiver Nelson Agholor was selected as one of 10 semifinalists for the Biletnikoff Award, presented annually to college football’s top receiver.

Agholor, a junior, caught 16 passes for 216 yards and two touchdowns in the Trojans’ 38-30 victory over California Nov. 13 at the Coliseum.

It was the second consecutive game that Agholor eclipsed 200 yards receiving.

Agholor has 82 receptions, 10 for touchdowns. He is averaging 13.2 yards per catch and 107.9 yards receiving per game.


Agholor has amassed 110 yards or more in each of the last four games.

Former USC receiver Marqise Lee won the Biletnikoff Award in 2012.

Other semifinalists: Alabama’s Amari Cooper, Florida State’s Rashad Greene, Colorado State’s Rashard Higgins, Kansas State’s Tyler Lockett, Washington State’s Vince Mayle, Oklahoma’s Sterling Shepard, Colorado’s Nelson Spruce, Arizona State’s Jaelen Strong and West Virginia’s Kevin White.

Finalists will be announced next Monday, the winner on Dec. 11.


The Trojans play UCLA on Saturday at the Rose Bowl.

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