Iowa's Davis Added to Biletnikoff Watch List

Sept. 23, 2011

IOWA CITY, Iowa – – University of Iowa junior wide receiver Keenan Davis is one of 20 players added to the Fred Biletnikoff Award Watch List. The announcement was made Friday by the Biletnikoff selection committee. Davis joins Iowa senior Marvin McNutt, Jr. on the Watch List, as McNutt, Jr. was named to the preseason list in July.

Davis (6-3, 215) is a native of Cedar Rapids, where he attended Washington High School. Davis has recorded career bests in catches and yards in each of Iowa’s last two games. He led Iowa receivers with 10 receptions for 129 yards and a touchdown in the come-from-behind win over Pittsburgh. Among Iowa’s single-game leaders (based on yardage), only four receivers have had more than 10 receptions in a single game.

Davis collected five receptions for 95 yards and a touchdown at Iowa State, including a 23-yard scoring catch in the second overtime period. Davis has eight of Iowa’s plays that have gained over 20 yards, including six of 16 plays from scrimmage and two of seven KO returns.

In three games, Davis has 17 receptions for 254 yards and two touchdowns. He is averaging 20.7 yards on three KO returns. McNutt, Jr. leads Iowa receivers with 18 receptions for 313 yards and two scores, while redshirt freshman Kevonte Martin-Manley leads the team with three touchdown receptions among his eight catches for 99 yards.

The Hawkeyes (2-1) entertain ULM Saturday (11 a.m., BTN HD) at Kinnick Stadium in their final non-conference game. After an open week, Iowa begins Big Ten Conference play Oct. 8 at Penn State.