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Record Book Look: Oklahoma State’s Career Receiving Yards List




Of all the lists in Oklahoma State’s record book, any pertaining to the wide receivers are probably the most impressive.

Current Cowboy Tylan Wallace is just 239 yards from making it onto this list of five, and Dez Bryant is absent from it having played only 28 college games. Other all-time exclusions include Josh Stewart, Adarius Bowman and Marcell Ateman. But here are the five players with the most receiving yards in OSU history.

1. James Washington (2014-17) — 4,472

A Biletnikoff winner and a first-team All-American in 2017, James Washington had 1,000-yard years as a sophomore, junior and senior.

He had 1,539 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior, both career best.

He had a 200-yard receiving game as a sophomore, junior and senior. His career-best was the 296 yards he put up against Pitt in 2016.

Washington made the All-Big 12 second team as a sophomore and picked up first-team honors as a junior and senior.

The Pittsburgh Steelers took Washington in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Through two years in the Steel City, Washington has 60 catches, 952 yards and four touchdowns.

2. Rashaun Woods (1999-2003) — 4,414

Rashaun Woods sat atop OSU’s receiving list for 14 years until Washington dethroned him.

Woods was a two-time first-team All-American in 2002 and 2003. Like Washington, he made the All-Big 12 second team as a sophomore before being a back-to-back first-teamer.

His best year came as a junior when he caught 107 balls for 1,695 yards and 17 touchdowns.

He also had three games of 200 receiving yards in his career with the undisputed best being his 232-yard, seven-touchdown outing against SMU in 2003. That’s the most receiving touchdowns in a game in NCAA history.

The San Francisco 49ers took Woods in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played just one pro season, where he caught seven balls for 160 yards and a touchdown.

3. Justin Blackmon (2008-11) — 3,564

Arguably the best wide receiver in college football’s history, Justin Blackmon won Biletnikoff Awards in back-to-back seasons in 2010 and 2011.

He was a unanimous first-team All-American both of those campaigns. He was the Big 12 Player of the Year in 2010 and made the All-Big 12 first team in 2010 and 2011.

In 2010, Blackmon set single-season program records with 1,782 receiving yards and 20 touchdown catches.

Blackmon was taken fifth overall in the 2012 NFL Draft. He played in 20 NFL games before off-the-field issues derailed his career. As a pro, Blackmon had 93 catches for 1,280 yards and six touchdowns.

In the biggest game in modern OSU history, Blackmon caught eight balls for 186 yards and three touchdowns as the Cowboys topped Stanford in the Fiesta Bowl.

4. Hart Lee Dykes (1985-88) — 3,510

Hart Lee Dykes was putting up gaudy receiving numbers before it was cool.

A first-team All-American in 1988, Dykes caught a career-best 84 passes for 1,441 yards and 15 touchdowns in that senior campaign.

Dykes made the All-Big Eight first team as a sophomore, junior and senior.

The New England Patriots took Dykes in the first round of the 1989 NFL Draft. In two NFL seasons, Dykes caught 83 passes for 1,344 yards and seven touchdowns.

5. D’Juan Woods (2002-06) — 2,751

The younger brother of Rashaun Woods, D’Juan Woods’ career overlapped his brother’s, but he was still able to find success.

The Younger Woods’ best season came as a junior in 2005 when he caught 56 passes for 879 yards and eight scores.

His best game came against Baylor that year when Woods caught 10 passes for 186 yards and two touchdowns.

Woods made the All-Big 12 second team in 2004 and 2005.


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