Maryland wide receiver D.J. Moore was named to the Biletnikoff Award watch list on Wednesday. The award goes to the nation’s best receiver at the end of the season.
Moore has established himself as one of the top receivers in the Big Ten as he leads the conference in every receiving category. Moore currently has seven touchdowns, 624 receiving yards, 104 receiving yards per game and 7.3 receptions per game.
“He’s a really good football player,” Maryland offensive coordinator Walt Bell said. “I think his biggest skill, or the dimension that he does add, is after the catch. I think that’s where he really adds to what we do.”
Moore is coming off of a career game against Northwestern on Oct. 14 despite the Terps losing 37-21. The Philadelphia native tallied 210 yards and two touchdowns on 12 catches. It was the most receiving yards a Maryland wide receiver posted in a single game since Torrey Smith in 2010 when he racked up 224 yards against N.C. State.
Moore is fourth in Maryland football history in touchdown receptions with 16. That spot once belonged to Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs. Moore is 10th all-time in receptions and 11th all-time in receiving yards.
Moore has caught a pass in 27 straight games, which is the longest active streak in the Big Ten.