Blackmon Is Big 12 Offensive Player of Year

Justin Blackmon accomplished this season what no other Oklahoma State player has in 22 years, since Heisman Trophy winner Barry Sanders in 1988, when he was named Tuesday as the conference's Offensive Player of the Year, as selected by the Big 12 coaches.

The third-year sophomore from Ardmore, Okla., was named a first-team All-American on Monday by the American Football Coaches Association.

Blackmon was one of college football's most dominant players during the 2010 season, and leads the country in receiving yards (1,665) and tied an NCAA record for most consecutive games with 100 receiving yards and a touchdown (11). He probably would have broken both of those records if he had not been suspended from playing in Oklahoma State's victory over Kansas State in October.

He finished the season with 102 catches for 1,665 yards and 18 touchdowns for the Cowboys, who won a school record 10 games this fall.

Blackmon leads the nation in receiving yards per game (151.2) and in touchdown receptions (18). He is third in the NCAA in scoring (10.9) and is 10th in all-purpose yards (159 per game).

One of three finalists for the Biletnikoff Award given each year to college football's best receiver, Blackmon has at least 105 receiving yards in every game this season and has a reception of at least 29 yards in each game. He has 23 catches this season that have resulted in gains of 20 yards or more.

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