IRVING – Justin Blackmon, the record-setting sophomore receiver from Oklahoma State, has been named as the Big 12 Conference offensive player of the year by the league coaches.
Blackmon, who was announced as a first-team All-American on Monday by the American Football Coaches Association, is OSU’s first offensive player of the year during the Big 12 era. He becomes the first Cowboy to win the award since Barry Sanders was the Big Eight recipient in 1988.
Blackmon has been dominant in 2010. He leads the country in receiving yards with 1,665 and is just eight yards shy of breaking Larry Fitzgerald’s NCAA record for receiving yards by a sophomore. Blackmon has tied the NCAA record for most consecutive games with at least 100 receiving yards and a touchdown (11).
The Ardmore Plainview product also leads the country 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). He has already been announced as a Biletnikoff Award finalist.
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.