Oklahoma State WR James Washington named ESPN All-American

Oklahoma State senior James Washington was named to ESPN’s 2017 All-America team, released on Tuesday.

The Cowboys receiver earned the nod at his position along with Memphis’ Anthony Miller. Washington was also named to ESPN’s All-Big 12 team.

“Washington headlined the nation’s most exciting receiving corps while finishing a record-setting career alongside quarterback Mason Rudolph in Stillwater,” Adam Rittenberg wrote. “The senior eclipsed 100 yards and averaged more than 18 yards per reception in eight games while recording at least one 30-yard play in nine games. Although Oklahoma State had no shortage of options at receiver, Washington rose above the rest and won the Biletnikoff Award as the nation’s top wideout.”

It was incredible year for the Cowboys offense, which featured plenty of Rudolph-Washington connections to put up major points. Oklahoma State entered the season with high expectations, because of its deadly offense. The Cowboys proved they could hang with anyone, but a pair of shortcomings vs. TCU and Oklahoma derailed Oklahoma State’s College Football Playoff hopes.

Washington was nonetheless spectacular in his final season in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Washington posted 1,423 yards receiving on 69 catches and 12 touchdown reception, and his yards per catch average was a stunning 20.6 yards.

Washington will play one last game in a Cowboys uniform when Oklahoma State faces Virginia Tech in the Camping World Bowl at 5:15 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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