Tyler Boyd has played like one of the nation's best receivers through his first two games of the 2015. Now, he has the opportunity to be recognized as such.
The Tallahassee Quarterback Club announced Tuesday Boyd was named to the watch list for the Biletnikoff Award, annually given to college football's most outstanding receiver.
Boyd has caught 21 passes for 226 yards and one touchdown after he missed Pitt's first game of the season due to a suspension. If Boyd was not suspended for the opener against Youngstown State, he likely would have been named to the watch list in the preseason.
He needs only 18 more catches to break Devin Street's program record of 202 career receptions, set in 2013, and 400 yards to match Antonio Bryant's career mark of 3,061.
Boyd is the only receiver in ACC history to post 1,000-yard receiving seasons in his freshman and sophomore years, and is the nation's active career leader with 6.57 receptions per game.
The Panthers boast two Biletnikoff winners in Larry Fitzgerald (2003) and Bryant (2000).
The Biletnikoff Fan Vote opens Oct. 1, which will aggregately count as one vote to determine the 10 semifinalists.