John Ursua

Junior wide receiver John Ursua catches and hauls in a game-winning 68-yard touchdown pass from freshman quarterback Chevan Cordeiro at 1:25 in the fourth quarter as the 'Bows beat UNLV 35-28 on Nov. 17. 

The Tallahassee Quarterback Club (TQC) Foundation, Inc. announced the three finalists for the 2018 Fred Biletnikoff Award today. Rainbow Warrior junior wide receiver John Ursua, who was a semifinalist, was not on the list.

The three 2018 Biletnikoff Award finalists are as follows (in alphabetical order):
  • Andy Isabella - Massachusetts
  • Jerry Jeudy - Alabama
  • Tylan Wallace - Oklahoma State 

Ursua is No. 4 in overall receiving yards with 1,309 on 65 receptions. He also ranks No. 1 in receiving touchdowns with 16. 

Last week, Ursua hauled in a 68-yard touchdown from freshman quarterback Chevan Cordeiro in the fourth quarter to help the Rainbow Warriors rally past UNLV 35-28 on Nov. 17. He finished the night with 148 yards and one touchdown. 

It was Ursua’s seventh 100-yard game this season and the 12th of his career. He has at least one touchdown in 10-of-12 games this season and leads the team with 17 overall touchdowns with 16 by reception.

With 148 receiving yards, Ursua is now in the career top 10 at UH in the category. He surpassed Kealoha Pilares (2,491) and Marcus Kemp (2,570) and now sits ninth all-time with 2,628 yards.

Now where do the finalists stand in the rankings?

Isabella ranks No. 1 in the NCAA overall receiving yards with 1,698 on 102 receptions. He is right behind Ursua in receiving touchdowns with 13. 

Juedy is No. 17 in receiving yards with 1,002 on 51 receptions and 10 receiving touchdowns. 

Wallace ranks No. 3 overall with 1,344 yards on 75 receptions and 11 touchdowns. 

The semifinalists, finalists, and award recipient are selected by the Biletnikoff Award National Selection Committee, a group of college football journalists, commentators, announcers, Biletnikoff Award winners and other former receivers. 

Now the big question is: Do you think Ursua should have been a finalist?

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