Dec. 15, 2011
STILLWATER, Okla. - For the second consecutive year, Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon can claim the title of unanimous All-American after he was named to The Sporting News' 2011 All-America squad today.
To be a considered a unanimous All-American, a player must be included on each of the five recognized All-America teams - those of The Sporting News, the Walter Camp Football Foundation, the Associated Press, the American Football Coaches Association and the Football Writers Association of America.
Blackmon finished the season with 113 catches for 1,336 yards and 15 touchdowns. He led the Big 12 and ranked second nationally in both receptions per game and total receptions. His 15 touchdown catches led the league and represented the third-highest total in the nation.
By any measure, Blackmon has been the best wide receiver in the college game the past two seasons. Perhaps no player in the nation faced more extreme defensive game plans geared specifically at stopping him than Blackmon did, yet the Cowboy junior still emerged as the Biletnikoff Award winner as the nation's top receiver in each of the past two seasons. He joins former Texas Tech star Michael Crabtree as the only players ever to win the Biletnikoff Award more than once.
He was a central figure in the Cowboys winning their first Big 12 title and earning their first berth in a BCS Bowl game in 2011.
Blackmon and the Cowboys take on No. 4 Stanford in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 2.
2011 Oklahoma State Football All-Americans
OL Levy Adcock
American Football Coaches Association, First Team
Football Writers Association of American, First Team
Walter Camp, Second Team
Associated Press, Third Team
ESPN.com, First Team
CBSSports.com, First Team
SI.com, Second Team
Rivals.com, Second Team
S Markelle Martin
P/K Quinn Sharp
OL Grant Garner
CB Brodrick Brown
OL Lane Taylor