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Marqise Lee Wins Biletnikoff: The Twitter Reaction

Aaron Fischman |
December 7, 2012 | 12:46 a.m. PST

Senior Sports Editor

Bonus trivia:

The University of Pittsburgh is the only school to boast two different Biletnikoff winners: Antonio Bryant (2000) and Larry Fitzgerald (2003).

Since 2007, two players have won consecutive Biletnikoff Trophies: Texas Tech's Michael Crabtree (2007, 08) and Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon (2010, 11). Like Marqise Lee, both players were sophomores when they first won the award.

Only two Biletnikoff winners have never caught a pass in the NFL: 1996 winner Marcus Harris (Wyoming) and 2005 winner Mike Hass (Oregon State).

As a sophomore last season, Trojan wide receiver Robert Woods caught 111 passes for 1,292 yards and 15 touchdowns. Not to be outdone, Lee caught 112 passes as a sophomore, this season, to go along with 1,680 yards and 14 touchdowns. 

Only Baylor's Terrance Williams amassed more receiving yardage than Lee at a clip of 1,764.

Woods and Lee both graduated from Junipero Serra High School in Gardena, Calif., but did you know Serra was also the alma mater of Montell Jordan, who sang the 1995 No. 1 hit "This Is How We Do It"?

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Marqise Lee Wins Biletnikoff The Los Angeles Unified School District has introduced an initiative designed to rate teacher effectiveness, but some teachers and their union are not happy.

Storified by Aaron Fischman · Fri, Dec 07 2012 00:41:51

A night before the College Football Awards, Marqise Lee was playing videogames with Texas A&M quarterback and Heisman finalist Johnny Manziel.
Played some NCAA '13 with the GREAT Marqise Lee tonight kid is a baller #cfbawards http://instagr.am/p/S4TexQI3LA/Johnny Manziel
By Thursday night, it was time for the award to be announced.  
Congratulations to Marqise Lee on becoming the first Biletnikoff Award winner in USC history!USC Trojans
Congrats to Marqise Lee!!! Very proud of how he has represented himself, his family, & the Trojan family! #FightOnLane Kiffin
Wide receivers coach Tee Martin:
@teamlee1 we did it baby!!!! Congratulations on winning the #Biletnikoff Award.. #proudcoachmomentTee Martin
Current Trojans congratulated their teammate.
Congrats to @TeamLee1 if he doesnt deserve it idk who does!TJ McDonald
I'm really proud of qiseRobert Woods
Congrats to @TeamLee1, USC’s first #Biletnikoff award winner!!Matthew Barkley
PHOTO: @USC_Athletics Marqise Lee with the Biletnikoff award for the nation's outstanding receiver. http://pic.twitter.com/LmP3jyx3Disney Sports
Colbert, who caught caught 207 passes and 19 toucdowns from 2000-03, voiced his support the fellow receiver. 
Congrats to @TeamLee1 on winning the #Biletnikoff Award. Holding it down for past, present, and future Trojan WRs.Keary Colbert
According to USC student beat writers:
#USC WR Marqise Lee has won the Biletnikoff Award as top receiver in the country. Who saw that coming?Will Robinson
#USC WR Marqise Lee has been named the winner of the 2012 Biletnikoff Award. Finished with 112 receptions, 1680 yards & 14 TD's this year.Trevor Wong
USC alumnus and current ESPN LA writer Pedro Moura:
On stage, Marqise Lee mentioned holding onto the ball as something he wants to improve on for next seasonPedro Moura
Lee was his typical smiling, laughing self on stage in Orlando. But a little bit nervous, definitely, which he rarely isPedro Moura
Lee became the fifth sophomore to win the Biletnikoff Award since its inception in 1994.
Five of the 17 Biletnikoff winners have been sophomores (Crabtree/Blackmon won it twice).Rich Hammond
Before Lee called it a day, he visited with ESPN's Tom Rinaldi. Look at that scenery! Fireworks, too. 
A fitting end to Marqise Lee's night as USC's Biletnikoff winner gets some Cardinal fireworks with Tom Rinal http://instagr.am/p/S61DNrSoDk/USC Trojans



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