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ATLANTA — Georgia State receiver Penny Hart has been named to the Watch List for the Biletnikoff Award, which annually recognizes to the outstanding receiver in college football.
Hart is the leading receiver in the Sun Belt Conference, averaging 8.4 receptions and 111.0 yards per game with five touchdowns. He ranks fourth in FBS in receptions per game and seventh in yards.
The reigning Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Week is coming off a school-record 190 yards receiving and three touchdowns in last Saturday’s 47-37 victory over ULM.
During Georgia State’s current three-game winning streak, Hart is averaging 10 catches for 154.3 yards with five touchdowns.
The sophomore from Buford, Ga., is on the Biletnikoff Award Watch List for the second time in his career. He was first recognized during his outstanding freshman season of 2015 before missing almost all of the 2016 season due to injury.
After just 20 career games, Hart ranks third in GSU history in career receptions (121), receiving yards (1,715) and touchdown receptions (14) with career averages of 6.1 receptions and 85.8 yards per game. He has eight 100-yard games and at least one reception in every game he has played.
The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc., will announce the ten Biletnikoff Award semifinalists on November 13, 2017, following the vote by the members of the Biletnikoff Award National Selection Committee. The three finalists will be declared, following another vote, on November 21, 2017, and the 2017 Biletnikoff Award winner will be presented live on December 7, 2017, on The Home Depot College Football Awards Show.
Hart and the Panthers host Troy for Homecoming Saturday at 2 p.m. at Georgia State Stadium.