Syracuse football’s Amba Etta-Tawo added to Biletnikoff Award watch list

first_img Published on September 20, 2016 at 11:27 am Contact Jon: [email protected] | @jmettus Syracuse receiver Amba Etta-Tawo has been added to the Biletnikoff Award watch list. The award is given to the most outstanding receiver nationally, regardless of position.Ten semifinalists for the award will be announced on Nov. 14 with a list of three finalists coming out on Nov. 22. The winner will be announced at the college football awards show on Dec. 8.Etta-Tawo, a graduate transfer from Maryland, is in his first year with the Orange. In three games under Dino Babers’ Baylor-style offense, Etta-Tawo has caught 28 passes for 436 yards and three touchdowns. His 145.3 receiving yards per game ranks third in the nation and best in the Atlantic Coast Conference.Etta-Tawo has recorded the most receiving yards in the first three games of a season for any Syracuse receiver ever. His 9.3 receptions per game are tied tied for fourth in the nation.In his first game with the Orange, Etta-Tawo snagged 12 passes for 210 yards and a touchdown. That put him fifth all-time on the Syracuse single-game receiving yards list and tied him for fourth on the SU’s single-game receptions list.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Related Stories Transfer wide receiver Amba Etta-Tawo dazzles in Syracuse football debutStock up/stock down: A look back at Syracuse’s loss to No. 13 LouisvilleSyracuse football’s Amba Etta-Tawo named ACC receiver of the weeklast_img read more

AUDIO: Excited Okpotu Dedicates NPFL Golden Boot To God, Less-Privileged, Teammates.

first_imgLobi Stars striker Anthony Okpotu says he is thrilled after emerging top scorer in the just-concluded 2016/17 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season.Okpotu ended the season with 19 strikes (including three hattricks), one goal better than former MFM FC goal poacher, Stephen Odey who led the scorers chart for most part of the campaign.In an exclusive chat with , the 23-year old attributed his achievement to hardwork and perseverance.“I feel very, very happy that I’ve been able to score 19 goals,” he said.“Individually, it’s a great achievement for any player to become the highest goal scorer of the league.“I will just attribute it to keeping to God’s words, hardwork, dedication and perseverance.”The former Al Ittihad of Libya marksman also dedicated the ‘Golden Boot’ award to God and his teammates amongst others.“I will dedicate the Golden Boot back to God because if not for him, I wouldn’t have been able to achieve that feat.“Secondly, (I will dedicate it) to the less-privileged; the orphans all around the world. I have this strong feeling that I can do something for them.“Thirdly, (I will dedicate the award) to my teammates, because if not for their support, I wouldn’t have been able to score that 19 goals. I cannot do it alone.”Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Okpotu is part of the home-based Super Eagles squad representing Nigeria at the on-going 2017 West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Cup of Nations in Ghana.Relatedlast_img read more