The following is a release from the Iowa State Athletics Communications Office:
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State wide receiver Xavier Hutchinson has been named to the Biletnikoff Award watch list, given annually to the nation’s best receiver regardless of position.
A native of Jacksonville, Fla., Hutchinson made an auspicious debut in 2020, earning Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year accolades.
The First Team All-Big 12 selection started all 12 games a year ago, leading the team in receptions (64) and receiving yards (771). He also recorded four touchdowns.
Hutchinson, who was second in the Big 12 in catches per game (5.3) and third in receiving yards per game (64.2), had five games with 80+ receiving yards last year. He had a monster performance vs. Oklahoma in the Big 12 Championship game with career highs in catches (10) and receiving yards (114).