The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation (TQC Foundation), Inc., the creator and sponsor of the Biletnikoff Award, will honor Oklahoma's Dede Westbrook as the 2016 winner of the Biletnikoff Award together with 14 Foundation scholarship winners at the 23rd annual Biletnikoff Award Banquet Saturday at the University Center Club at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee.
Among those Foundation scholarship winners is Ethan Sander from Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School.
The Biletnikoff Award recognizes the college football season's outstanding receiver, regardless of position (any player at any position who catches a legal forward pass is eligible).
The TQC Foundation's charitable mission is the provision of college and vocational scholarships to North Florida high school seniors who have overcome significant barriers to achieve at the highest academic and extra-curricular levels. Participation in sports is not a requirement The Foundation will offer substantial college and vocational school scholarships and other benefits to the fourteen 2017 graduating North Florida seniors.
The composition of the Biletnikoff Award National Selection Committee, comprised of over 540 distinguished college football journalists, commentators, former receivers, past Biletnikoff Award winners, and former coaches and players, appears at http://biletnikoffaward.com/voters.
Consistent with a long line of outstanding keynote speakers (including Bart Starr, Don Shula, Larry Csonka, Mike Ditka, Archie Manning, Steve Largent, and Dick Vermeil), College Football Hall of Fame inductee Bobby Bowden will address the Biletnikoff Award banquet audience and, with all-time great college and pro hall of fame receiver Fred Biletnikoff, present the beautiful Biletnikoff Award trophy to the 2016 award winner. The pair will also recognize the Foundation's 2017 scholarship recipients, who annually receive college and vocational school scholarships and other benefits.
The TQC Foundation's charitable mission is the provision of college and vocational scholarships to North Florida high school seniors who have overcome significant barriers to achieve at the highest academic and extra-curricular levels.