TALLAHASSEE -- Marvin Jones was named to the preseason watch list for the Biletnikoff Award released on Wednesday. The award is given annually to the country's top wide receiver.
Jones, who is on the watch list for the second straight season, has played in 30 games with 25 starts over the last three campaigns at Cal from 2008-10. Jones has led the Golden Bears in both receptions and receiving yards for each of the past two seasons, as well as in touchdown receptions as a 2009 freshman while ranking second on the club as a 2010 junior. He is Cal's active career leader with 94 receptions for 1,424 yards and 10 touchdown catches, with an excellent opportunity to finish his career among the school's top 10 in all three categories. Jones also leads all active Cal players with career averages of 15.1 yards per catch and 47.5 receiving yards per game.
Jones was an honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection in 2010 after leading Cal in both receptions (50) and receiving yards (765). He also paced the club with a 15.3 yards per catch average and his four touchdown catches ranked second to then-true-freshman Keenan Allen. Jones ranked among Pac-10 and NCAA leaders in per-game numbers for both receiving yards (63.75, No. 6 Pac-10, No. 67 NCAA) and receptions (4.17, No. 11 Pac-10, No. 92-T NCAA).