The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation announced 10 semifinalists for the Biletnikoff Award on Monday, and only one school had two names on the list.
LSU’s Malik Nabors and Brian Thomas are on the list for the award that goes to the nation’s top FBS receiver regardless of position.
All players who catch passes — wide receivers, tight ends, slot receivers and running backs — are eligible for the award.
Through 11 games, Nabers and Thomas form the nation’s top receiving tandem. They have 135 receptions, 2,445 yards and 26 touchdowns — topping all other wide receiver combinations in the FBS ranks.
Nabers leads the nation with 1,424 yards receiving, averaging 17.8 yards per catch, and his 12 touchdowns put him fourth nationally.
His 80 catches lead the Southeastern Conference and he's fifth among all FBS players.
A projected first-round pick in the NFL draft next spring, the Youngsville native has surpassed the 100-yard mark eight times this season.
Nabers' top game came in a win over Mississippi State when he had 13 catches for 239 yards and two touchfdowns.
Thomas, a former Walker High School star, leads the nation with 14 receiving touchdowns.
He has at least one score in eight of LSU’s 11 games and has five multi-touchdown games with a career-high three against Ole Miss.
He’s caught 55 passes for 1,021 yards and is averaging 18.6 yards per reception. Thomas’ top game came against Florida when he had six catches for 150 yards and two TDs.
The list will be reduced to three finalists next week.