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Arizona sophomore Austin Hill is a semifinalist for Biletnikoff Award

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Austin Hill dives for a 30-yard touchdown catch in the opener vs. Toledo. Photo by Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE

Arizona sophomore Austin Hill is one of the 10 semifinalists for the Biletnikoff Award, given to the nation’s top wide receiver.

Hill has 62 receptions for 1,023 yards and seven touchdowns, ranking 11th nationally with 102.3 yards per game. Hill has the sixth-most single-season receiving yards in school history.

Beyond the numbers, he routinely makes difficult catches — including the full lay-out for a touchdown vs. Toledo — and the stiff-arm en route to the end zone against Washington.

The three finalists will be announced next Monday, with the winner announced Dec. 6.

USC’s Marqise Lee is going to win this thing, right?

(As a voter for the Biletnikoff Award, I did include Hill on my ballot for the 10 semifinalists, but I can’t see where he would make the top three.)

Here are the 10 semifinalists:

Tavon Austin, West Virginia
Stedman Bailey, West Virginia
Brandin Cooks, Oregon State
Austin Franklin, New Mexico State
Cobi Hamilton, Arkansas
Austin Hill, Arizona
Deandre Hopkins, Clemson
Marqise Lee, Southern California
Quinton Patton, Louisiana Tech
Terrance Williams, Baylor

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