Sage Surratt

Wake Forest wide receiver Sage Surratt hauls in a pass during the 2019 football season. The Lincoln County product was recently named to the Fred Biletnikoff Award Watch List for the 2020 season. The award recognizes the nation’s top receiver.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Wake Forest redshirt junior wide receiver Sage Surratt was named to the Fred Biletnikoff Award Watch List, as announced by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation last week.

The award is presented annually to the nation’s outstanding college receiver. Last season before a season-ending injury, Surratt was one of 12 semifinalists for the Biletnikoff Award. In those nine games in 2019, he led all Power-5 receivers with 1,001 receiving yards while totaling 11 touchdowns.

During his sophomore campaign, Surratt recorded four games of 150 or more receiving yards. No other Wake Forest player has ever had more than two in a season or four in a career.

Surratt had one of the most explosive receiving games in Wake Forest history when he went for 196 yards against Louisville. The game ranks third in the program’s history just trailing John Henry Mills 230-yard performance against Duke in 1990 and Wayne Baumgardner’s 271-yard outing against South Carolina in 1980.

This season, the Lincolnton native will look to cement his place as one of the best wide receivers in ACC history. He comes into the season averaging 111.2 receiving yards per game, eighth best in conference history. Surratt also needs just 10 more career touchdowns to tie Ricky Proehl for the school record.

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