Lamb named finalist for Biletnikoff Award

Oklahoma wide receiver CeeDee Lamb (center) was named a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award, given to the nation’s best receiver. LSU’s Ja’Marr Chase (left) was named the winner of the award, while USC’s Michael Pittman Jr. was another finalist.

Oklahoma star wide receiver CeeDee Lamb didn’t come up with the Biletnikoff Award, but he was named a first-team All-American.

The Foster product was awarded All-American status by the Walter Camp Foundation and the Football Writers Association of America.

Lamb ranks third nationally with 14 receiving touchdowns and seventh with his 20.8 yards per catch. He ranks 11th in the country with his 100.7 receiving yards per game despite ranking 69th with just 4.8 catches per contest.

Lamb has made at least one touchdown reception in nine of his 12 games this season and is tied for the lead among Power Five players with six games of 135-plus receiving yards. He also leads the nation’s non-seniors with his 32 career receiving TDs and 3,173 career receiving yards.

Lamb ranks second at OU in career receiving touchdowns, fourth in career receiving yards and 16th in career all-purpose yards in just under three years of competition. He was a unanimous All-Big 12 First Team selection and a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award.

LSU’s Ja’Marr Chase won the Biletnikoff Award on Thursday at the College Football Awards Show, which is given to the top receiver or tight end in FBS football. Michael Pittman Jr. of USC was another finalist.

Lamb was revealed as a first-team FWAA All-American on Friday as part of the organization’s spotlight series. The full FWAA All-America team will be announced on Thursday, Dec. 19.

Lamb and the No. 4 Sooners will face No. 1 LSU in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Peach Bowl in Atlanta on Dec. 28.

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