Notre Dame senior wide receiver Michael Floyd and junior tight end Tyler Eifert have been named semifinalists for the Biletnikoff Award and the Mackey Award, respectively. Floyd is one of 10 finalists for the award given to the nation's best wide receiver, while Eifert is one of eight players still in the running for the country's best tight end award.
Floyd has 77 receptions for 922 yards and seven touchdowns (plus one rushing TD) in 2011. Nationally, he ranks tied for ninth in receptions per game (7.70), ninth in receptions (77), 20th in receiving yards (922) and 23rd in receiving yards per game (92.20). Floyd needs 17 catches to surpass Golden Tate's school record for receptions in a single season. He needs 78 receiving yards to reach 1,000 yards for the second time in his career. He would become the third Irish wide receiver in school history with multiple 1,000-yard seasons (Jeff Samardzija and Golden Tate).