Aug. 10, 2009
Houston, Texas - University of Houston sophomore wide receiver Tyron Carrier on Monday was named to the watch list of the 2009 Biletnikoff Award, which recognizes the top wide receiver in college football. Carrier is joined on the 37-man list by four other Conference USA wide outs: SMU junior Aldrick Robinson, Southern Miss sophomore DeAndre Brown, Tulsa sophomore Damaris Johnson and UTEP junior Kris Adams.
Carrier burst on the scene in his debut campaign last fall, establishing UH freshman records in both receptions (80) and receiving yards (1,026), becoming the first freshman in Cougar history to reach 1,000 yards receiving. He caught nine touchdown passes and also added an additional score on a kickoff return against Tulsa, a game in which he finished with almost 300 all-purpose yards. Carrier caught at least three passes in all 13 games and had five 100-yard games, all in league play.
Carrier was named to the Conference USA Second Team and was a member of the league's All-Freshman Team as well.
A native of Houston and Worthing High School, Carrier becomes the third UH player to be named to a preseason watch list, joining senior center Carl Barnett (Rimington Award) and junior quarterback Case Keenum (Davey O'Brien Quarterback Award.)
The winner of the 17th Biletnikoff Award will be announced as part of ESPN's College Football Awards Show on December 10th. The award will be officially presented to the winner at the annual Biletnikoff Award dinner, hosted by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club, on February 12, 2009.
For more information on the Biletnikoff Award, please visit their web site at http://www.biletnikoffaward.com/