Two Commodore receivers targeted for award watch list

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 11:52pm

No returning receiving tandem in the Southeastern Conference caught more passes last year than Jordan Matthews and Chris Boyd.

With the 2013 season opener still six weeks away, Vanderbilt’s playmaking duo has been targeted as one of the best in the country.

On Tuesday, Matthews and Boyd were both tabbed to the watch list for the Biletnikoff Award. The pair is two of 75 candidates for the award the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation presents annually to the nation’s top wide receiver. The award will be presented on Dec. 12.

Matthews, a 6-foot-3 senior from Madison, Ala., is the Southeastern Conference’s active leader with 150 catches and 2,282 receiving yards. Boyd, a 6-4 fourth-year junior from Roswell, Ga., has 81 receptions and 1,247 receiving yards in his career.

Last year, Matthews set the school record with 1,323 receiving yards and had 94 catches to go along with eight touchdowns during an All-SEC first-team campaign. Boyd caught 50 passes for 774 yards and five touchdowns for one of top 10 receiving seasons in program history.