Penn State tight end Pat Freiermuth is the best tight end in college football. In fact, he is so good that he made the watch list for a position he does not even play. Freiermuth has been named to the Biletnikoff Award watch list, even though the Biletnikoff Award is typically given to the best wide receiver in college football (Ed. note- the Biletnikoff is awarded to the best passcatcher regardless of position, but has yet to be awarded to a non-wide receiver).
Everyone knows the threat Freiermuth poses to opposing defenses. Last season, Free Moose hauled in 43 passes for 507 yards and 7 touchdowns on his way to earning both all-conference and All-American honors. This came after he caught 26 balls for 368 yards and 8 touchdowns as a freshman in 2018.
During the 2019 season Freiermuth was wronged when he was not even named a finalist for the Mackey Award, which is given to college football’s best tight end. He has already expressed his goal to win the Mackey Award in 2020 and now he can set his sights on the Biletnikoff Award as well.
Freiermuth joins Sean Clifford (Dave O’Brien Award), Journey Brown/Noah Cain (Doak Walker Award) and Micah Parsons (Bednarik and Lott IMPACT Trophy) as Nittany Lions to be put on award watch lists thus far.