November 21, 2011
Oklahoma State junior wide receiver Justin Blackmon was named as one of three finalists for the Biletnikoff Award, which is presented to the nation's most outstanding receiver.
Blackmon won the Biletnikoff after an outstanding sophomore season in 2010. He is in position to pull off a rare feat in winning the award twice. Only former Texas Tech receiver Michael Crabtree has done that previously.
The other two finalists are USC sophomore Robert Woods and Oklahoma senior Ryan Broyles. Blackmon has the best numbers of the group currently with 103 receptions for 1,241 yards and 15 touchdowns with one game left to play in the regular season.
Woods also has one game remaining, and currently totals 99 catches for 1,179 yards and 13 scores. Broyles' season ended with a knee injury in Oklahoma's ninth game. His season totals are 83 catches for 1,157 and 10 touchdowns.
For comparison, Blackmon and Woods' totals through nine games were: 87/1,045/12 and 90/1,121/11, respectively.