Amba Etta-Tawo has begun SU football career with three impressive performances

Star wide receiver ranks third nationally in receiving yards, added to Biletnikoff Award Watch List

Amba Etta-Tawo burst onto the scene for the Syracuse football team. Now, the redshirt senior is receiving national attention.

Etta-Tawo, a transfer from Maryland, was added to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List on Wednesday. The Biletnikoff Award is given annually to the nation’s top collegiate receiver, regardless of position.

In his first game as a member of the Orange squad, Etta-Tawo was a difference maker. He hauled in 12 catches and totaled 210 yards against Colgate with a touchdown. As a junior at Maryland, Etta-Tawo registered just 216 yards for the entire season.

“From day one, we knew that this type of offense, there’s room for a lot of plays,” Etta-Tawo said following the game.

Despite Syracuse dropping its next two games, Etta-Tawo has not slowed down. He has amassed a total of 16 catches, 226 yards and two touchdowns in the Orange’s losses to Louisville and South Florida. Etta-Tawo currently ranks third nationally in receiving yards per game.

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The three finalists for the Biletnikoff Award will be named on Nov. 22, with the winner announced on Dec. 8.

Below is Etta-Tawo’s yards receiving in each of Syracuse’s first three games as compared to his average yards per game during the 2015 season at Maryland. 

Photo: Jensen Stidham

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