Washington State senior receiver Gabe Marks has been named to the 2016 Biletnikoff Award watch list

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Gabe Marks finished his record-setting junior year as a Biletnikoff Award semifinalist despite not being named to the Biletnikoff watch list until midway through the season.

This year, however, Marks is no longer a sleeper. The Washington State senior has been named to the 2016 Biletnikoff Award watch list, the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation announced Wednesday morning.

The Biletnikoff Award goes to the most outstanding receiver in college football every year.

In 2016, Marks led WSU in receiving yards (1,192) and touchdowns (15) and set a new season record for receptions (227).

The 6-foot, 176-pound receiver from Venice, Calif. explored the idea of going to the NFL after his junior year, but ultimately chose to return for his senior season, and is the most veteran receiver the Cougars have this year.

The 10 Biletnikoff Award semifinalists will be announced on Nov. 14, and the three finalists will be unveiled Nov. 22. The Biletnikoff Award winner will be named on Dec. 8, live during the Home Depot College Football Awards Show.