Nebraska WR Samori Touré added to prestigious watch list following huge performance vs. Ohio State
Nebraska wideout Samori Touré was added to the Biletnikoff Award watch list on Monday after a strong performance against Ohio State over the weekend, the program announced.
The award goes annually to the top receiver in FBS and is sponsored by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation.
A senior wideout from Portland, Oregon, Touré leads all Cornhusker pass-catchers this year in receptions, yards, and touchdowns. Against the Buckeyes on Nov. 6, he hauled in four catches for 150 yards and a score.
Touré has been a big-play threat for Nebraska all year, with 4 games now over 100 yards receiving. His 21.8 yards-per-catch clip is the 8th-best mark in the country among qualified receivers and leads the Big Ten. With 718 total yards on the year, he ranks 4th among Big Ten players and 32nd nationally despite just 33 catches.
The 6-foot-3 senior is in his first season at Nebraska after spending 4 seasons at the FCS level with Montana. There, he produced 155 receptions for 2,488 yards and 20 touchdowns, marks that each rank among the 12 best in program history. In total, Touré has 3,206 career receiving yards, ranking third among active FBS players.
Nebraska (3-7, 1-6 Big Ten) is off this week. It closes out its 2021 season with games against Wisconsin and Iowa. Touré is looking to become just the second Husker wideout in program history to reach 1,000 receiving yards in a season, but he’ll need more performances like the one he had against the Buckeyes to get there.