Indiana WR Ricky Jones Added to Biletnikoff Award Watch List

 Finally healthy, Ricky Jones has become one of the best receivers in the Big Ten.  Image: SportingNews.com

Finally healthy, Ricky Jones has become one of the best receivers in the Big Ten. Image: SportingNews.com

Indiana has the top offense in the conference after the first four weeks of the season, and the accolades are starting to pile up. The most recent is for Indiana wide receiver Ricky Jones, who was added to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List on Tuesday.

Jones is the Hoosiers leading receiver with 18 catches for 411 yards and three touchdowns. He is averaging 22.8 yards per catch and 102.8 yards per game. He set career highs in the season opener against Southern Illinois with six catches for 186 yards and a touchdown.

The junior from Sarasota, Fla. had a tumultuous start to his collegiate career as he battled injuries. Prior to 2015 Jones only had four career receptions for 60 yards.

The Biletnikoff Award is presented annually to the nation's outstanding college football receiver by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc. Ten semifinalists will be announced on Nov. 17, with the group being whittled to three finalists on Nov. 24. The winner will be announced as part of the Home Depot College Football Awards Show, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Starting Oct. 1, fan voting will be open for the Biletnikoff Award here, with fans able to vote once daily. The aggregate fan vote tally will be counted as one official vote to determine semifinalists, finalists and the winner. In 2013, the fan vote tally provided the one-vote margin of victory for Biletnikoff Award winner Brandin Cooks of Oregon State. The 2014 winner was Alabama's Armani Cooper.  Fan Vote Here