BOISE -- Another day, another watch list for Boise State wide receiver Cedrick Wilson.
After being honored by the Hornung Award Committee on Monday, the 6-foot-3 188-pound senior-to-be was placed on the Biletnikoff Award Preseason Watch List on Tuesday.
In his first season at the FBS level, it did not take long for Wilson to establish himself as one of the best deep threats in the country. Wilson caught 15 passes of 30-or-more yards in 2016, a total that led the Mountain West and ranked fifth in the FBS.
What is most impressive though, is that Wilson managed to post those numbers despite an ankle injury that hampered him most of the season.
He has since had surgery to repair it and is almost fully recovered.
"I'm definitely ready," Wilson said. "I'm at like 85-90 percent now, but I should be good going into camp. I should at 100 percent."
"I stayed here the whole month of May when everybody else went home," he continued. "I stayed here rehabbing and working out. That kind of helped me get back on track when everybody else was working in the spring and I couldn't."
Wilson also finished his junior season with 1,129 receiving yards, the seventh most in school history.
Entering his final year of eligibility, he says he is eager to build off that.
"I think it's the small details," Wilson replied when asked how he can improve. "Coming out of my breaks (better). When I catch the deep ball, not getting tackled."
"I think it's pretty much the same," Wilson added, talking about his mindset. "Just keep proving what I can do each and every game and this year show that I'm better than anybody else that can stand up in front of me. I can help the team even more in closer games than I did last year."
The winner of the 2017 Biletnikoff Award will be announced at the Home Depot College Football Awards Show on ESPN on Dec. 7.
Also on Tuesday, quarterback Brett Rypien was named to his third preseason watch list of the season. The junior is now a candidate for the Wuerffel Trophy, which is awarded to the college football player that combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement.
Rypien was previously named to watch lists for the Maxwell Award and Allstate AFCA Good Hands Team.
Broncos On 2017 Postseason Award Watch Lists:
C Mason Hampton
- Rimington Trophy
OL Archie Lewis
- Outland Trophy
NT David Moa
- Bednarik Award
- Bronko Nagurski Trophy
- Outland Trophy
TE Jake Roh
- Mackey Award
QB Brett Rypien
- Maxwell Award
- Wuerffel Trophy
- Allstate AFCA Good Hands Team
WR Cedrick Wilson
- Biletnikoff Award
- Paul Hornung Award
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