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100 Days of Summer: Get to Know No. 15 Chris Lacy



We can see the light at the end of the tunnel now. Football season is just over two weeks away. As we push through to the end, let’s look at senior wide receiver Chris Lacy, who is the playmaker no one’s talking about.

How he got to OSU

The three-star receiver from Desoto High School (Texas) picked Oklahoma State despite offers from Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa and Kansas. But talking to Lacy, it doesn’t sound like it was much of a decision.

Kyle Porter asked Lacy what attracted him to Oklahoma State initially.

“The offense,” Lacy told PFB. “Being a receiver, we like to catch passes and Oklahoma State is known for throwing the ball and putting receivers in the league.”

What he’s done in Stillwater

Lacy would get a glimpse into the pro life in his first eligible game. As a true freshman, Lacy saw the turf at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas for the Cowboys’ season opener against reigning National Champion Florida State. He even saw the field, catching a five-yard pass in his first game.

Over the next three years, Lacy has gone from spot duty to being a productive cog in a deep wide receiver rotation. Last year, with Marcell Ateman out for the season, Lacy helped hill the void on the outside and paid it off with several memorable plays.

Role in 2017

Expect Lacy’s role to increase even with the plethora of wide-receiver talent returning. He’s a lock for the two-deep rotation. Lacy, Marcell Ateman and James Washington should make all the plays on the outside. If you’re an opposing defense, pick your poison. That’s the scary part about this offense. One of a number of guys could light you up any given Saturday.

Noteworthy stats and highlights

Lacy had one of his best games against West Virginia during last year’s homecoming weekend. It was Mike Gundy’s 100th win and it might not have happened without the junior wide receiver.

As the Cowboys were trying to get something going in the second half offensively, West Virginia was inching closer and had come back to within seven in the fourth quarter. Then Mason Rudolph and Chris Lacy made this big play on third down to save the drive.

A couple of plays later, Lacy finished that same drive with a score to effectively put OSU in the driver’s seat and secure the milestone win for his head coach.


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