In a year of transcending bad press with good play, it seems only appropriate that Oklahoma State's sophomore phenom Justin Blackmon take home the 2010 Fred Biletnikoff Award, honoring the nation's top wide receiver. The hotshot Cowboy is the second Big 12 player to receive the award in the history of the Tallahassee Quarterback Foundation, following Michael Crabtree's two-year run from 2007-08.
Blackmon made some unfortunate headlines with off-field antics this season, when he was arrested in Texas for DUI in late October while returning from a Dallas Cowboys game. The path he took next was not unlike that of fellow superstar LaMichael James: one-game suspension served, followed by resumption of ass-kicking.
Blackmon's lowest receiving output (or input, rather) came in the 'Pokes' final regular-season game against Oklahoma, where he "only" managed 105 yards on eight receptions, which should give some idea of why he's onstage right noe.
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