Michael Crabtree Just Won the Biletnikoff

--- Again! The Fred Biletnikoff award is handed out annually to the nation's "outstanding college football receiver". After Saturday night's 10 catch, 128 yard performance that helped topple No. 1 Texas, the award is his, and his game-winning touchdown catch and run with one second left is why.

That play will be a remembered for years, certain to sneak into everyone's highlight packages celebrating college football 2008.

Crabtree actually took a huge gamble, shedding a tackle in very tight coverage and tightrope walking the sideline on his way to the end zone. If he had simply caught the ball, Texas Tech would have been in great position for the game-winning field goal with just seconds left. If was a strange decision in the heat of the moment, but whatever it worked and will make for great memories.

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All that's left to wonder as Crabtree likely hauls in his second Biletnikoff award in as many years is whether he's off to the NFL.

He's a redshirt sophomore and NFL rules allow for any player three year out of high school to be draft eligible. There's very mixed history of NFL success for underclass receivers, so if I were him I'd hold off but it's hard to avoid if he's a certain first round projection and staring at tremendous bonus money. As a college football fan its time to enjoy him now before he's gone.

(Video H/T: FanIQ)

Michael Crabtree Just Won the Biletnikoff originally appeared on NCAA Football FanHouse on Mon, 03 Nov 2008 11:15:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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