Hays Ready For Senior Season To Remember

Fifth-year senior Austin Hays is looking forward to staying healthy and having a productive senior season for the Cowboys.

Oklahoma State receiver Austin Hays' first game in a Cowboy uniform on Sept. 1, 2012 was one that fans probably don't remember. The true freshman caught eight passes for 77 yards and a touchdown in OSU's season-opening victory over Savannah State.

Unfortunately, Hays missed the next three games with an injury. Staying healthy has been something the 6-2, 195-pound receiver has battled throughout his career, and a major reason that he's only caught 53 more passes over the next four years.

Hays had a major impact in OSU's 70-53 victory over Texas Tech last season as he became the first Cowboy since at least 1982 to throw and catch a touchdown pass in the same game, throwing a 19-yard scoring pass to Blake Jarwin on his first career passing attempt and catching a 12-yard TD pass from Mason Randolph.

Hays, who is listed as a backup to outside receiver Jhajuan Seales on the depth chart that was released Thursday, was asked whether he has started thinking about the Sept. 3 game against Southeastern Louisiana being his final season opener as a Cowboy.

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