James Washington named to AP All-America first team, Mason Rudolph makes third team

Oklahoma State’s dynamic duo of James Washington and Mason Rudolph continues to earn national recognition.

Washington and Rudolph made the Associated Press All-America teams, with Washington on the first team as a receiver and Rudolph the third team’s quarterback.

Washington won the Biletnikoff Award, which recognizes the nation’s top pass-catcher. He became the third Oklahoma State recipient of the award since 2010; Justin Blackmon took home the honor in 2010 and 2011. No other program has won three Biletnikoff Awards in the history of the honor. Washington leads the nation in receiving yards.

Rudolph received the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, which recognizes the top senior or fourth-year quarterback. He also a finalist for the Davey O’Brien Award for best quarterback. Rudolph leads the FBS in passing yards.

The duo will connect one final time Dec. 28 in the Camping World Bowl against Virginia Tech. Both seniors have confirmed they will play in the bowl game, with Washington saying skipping the bowl would be “disloyalty.”

The pair will leave Oklahoma State as two of the most decorated players in program history. Rudolph holds more than 30 program records, including passing touchdowns, passing yards and victories as a starting quarterback. Washington is 69 receiving yards from setting a program record in that category.

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