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Freddie Mitchell Named Biletnikoff Semi-Finalist
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  10/26/2000

Oct. 26, 2000

UCLA junior flanker Freddie Mitchell has been selected one of 10 semi-finalists for the Biletnikoff Award, presented annually to the nation's top receiver. He is the only player west of Kansas on the list.

Three finalists will be named on November 15.

Here are some of Mitchell's highlights from the 2000 season:

* Ranks second in the NCAA and leads Pac-10 with his average of 118.6 receiving yards per game. Also ranks 14th (tied) in the NCAA and second in the Pac-10 in receptions (6.1 average) and his average of 19.3 yards per catch ranks second nationally among players in the Top 25 in receptions per game.

* Ranks fourth in the Pac-10 in all-purpose yards (118.0) and 10th (tied) in scoring (5.1).

* Leads the Bruins with 43 receptions, 830 receiving yards and six receiving touchdowns.

* At his current pace, he would finish the regular season with 1,304 yards, breaking Danny Farmer's school record of 1,274, set in 12 games. His 830 yards already rank seventh on UCLA's single-season list with four games to play.

* In his last five games, he has made 33 receptions for 681 yards (136.2 average) and four touchdowns. He accounted for at least 100 yards in four straight games, tying the school record.

* Has produced 35 first downs with his 43 receptions.

* During his career, Mitchell has made 85 receptions for 1,481 yards. He ranks 13th on the career receiving yardage list and needs just 37 to move into 10th place by himself. He is also tied with Paul Bergmann for 15th on the reception list, just two behind No. 14 Kurt Altenberg.

* A versatile performer, he has also completed four of five passes for 144 yards and three touchdowns -- the 31-yard pass to Poli-Dixon this season, 61 yards to Durell Price in the 1999 Rose Bowl and 34 yards to Poli-Dixon in the 1998 opener.

Game-By-Game With Freddie Mitchell

OPP            REC   YDS   AVG   TD   LG   FD
Alabama          4    91  22.8    1   46    4
Fresno State     6    58   9.7    1   20    4
Michigan        10   137  13.7    0   23    9
Oregon           6   158  26.3    1   54    5
Arizona State    4   125  31.3    2   80    3
California       8   167  20.9    1   46    6
Oregon State     5    94  18.8    0   28    4
Totals          43   830  19.3    6   80   35

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