Oklahoma State James Washington won the Biletnikoff Award Thursday night at the College Football Award Show. The Biletnikoff is awarded yearly to nation’s top receiver.
It was well deserved. Washington has 69 receptions for 1,423 yards, 118.6 yards per game and 20.4 yards per catch. He also had been on the end of 12 touchdowns.
Washington’s 1,423 yards and counting are best in the country and his 118.6 ypg narrowly edged out Memphis’s Anthony Miller (117.3 ypg). Washington’s incredible 20.4 yards per catch is actually 11th in the nation, believe it or not. Big 12 foe Byron Pringle is the nations leader with more than 25 ypc.
Last year Oklahoma’s Dede Westbrook took home the award.
Former Cowboy Justin Blackmon took home the award in both 2010 and 2011.
Congratulations to James Washington on winning the Biletnikoff Award. With the trophy, #okstate is now the first school in history to have three winners of the prestigious award.— Tyler Wiederhoeft (@TDWiederhoeft) December 8, 2017
Washington beat out Michael Gallup of Colorado State and David Sills V. of West Virginia.
Take a look at his interview on the red carpet before the show:
Washington needs only 69 yards in the Camping World Bowl game to set the all-time receiving yards record at Oklahoma State. He currently has 4,346 yards in his career, while Woods has 4,415.
Congratulations to Washington on becoming the latest Cowboy to bring home some heavy hardware!