Junior Freddie Mitchell was named one of 10 candidates for the Biletnikoff Award, presented to the top receiver in college football. The nominees include five seniors, two juniors and three sophomores, with Mitchell the only Pac-10 player among the group. Stanford's Troy Walters won last year.
"I'd like to win this one for the Pac-10," Mitchell said.
Mitchell is on pace for 1,304 receiving yards, which would break the school record of 1,274 set by Danny Farmer in 1998. Mitchell insisted he would return for his senior season even if he won the award.