In a year in which Oklahoma State had the nation’s best receiving corps, the Cowboys’ receiving coach is getting recognition, too.
Oklahoma State’s Kasey Dunn was named the 2017 FootballScoop Wide Receivers Coach of the Year, FootballScoop announced Tuesday. Dunn will receive the award, which was voted on by former winners, at the American Football Coaches Association Convention in January. Dunn beat out coaches from Oklahoma, West Virginia, Syracuse and SMU for the honor. He was also 247Sports’ wide receivers coach of the year.
Thanks to Dunn, the Cowboys’ receivers clearly established themselves as the nation’s best. Senior James Washington was a consensus All-American and earned the Biletnikoff Award for the country’s top pass-catcher. Washington leads the FBS in receiving yards with 1,423 and needs 69 yards in the Camping World Bowl to break Rashaun Woods’ Oklahoma State career mark.
Washington, though, wasn’t Dunn’s only weapon. Senior Marcell Ateman also recorded more than 1,000 receiving yards, making Oklahoma State the only program with two of the top 20 nationally in that category. Ateman and Washington’s combined 2,472 yards were the most of any receiving duo in the FBS. They also helped the Cowboys become the first Big 12 school with a 4,000-yard passer, 1,000-yard rusher and two 1,000-yard receivers.
Factor in Jalen McCleskey (633 yards, 5 touchdowns), Dillon Stoner (541 yards, 5 touchdowns) and Tyron Johnson (268 yards, 3 touchdowns), and the depth Dunn built is apparent. Better yet, the latter three are all expected to be part of the Cowboys’ 2018 receiving corps. Dunn isn’t finished yet.
A graduate of Idaho, Dunn has been Oklahoma State’s receivers coach since 2011, when he coached Justin Blackmon to his second of two straight Biletnikoff Awards. He has coached at least one 1,000-yard receiver in five of his seven seasons with the Cowboys.
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