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Steelers select Washington in the second round

James Washington
Wide Receiver
Oklahoma State
5-11, 213
Stamford, Texas
Stamford High School
2nd Round – 60th Overall


Set an Oklahoma State record with 4,472 receiving yards – second-most in Big 12 history…his career totals of 4,472 receiving yards and 39 touchdown receptions both led all FBS players active in 2017…career average of 85.9 receiving yards per game was the best among all receivers from Power Five conferences (minimum 2,000 career receiving yards)…is one of two players in school history with three seasons of at least 1,000 receiving yards and three seasons with at least 10 touchdown catches, joining Rashaun Woods.


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2017 SEASON**
Biletnikoff Award – nation's top receiver – recipient…unanimous All-America and All-Big 12 selection…led the nation with 1,549 receiving yards and 119.2 receiving yards per game…had nine 100-yard games, highlighted by six catches, 235 yards and one touchdown vs. Baylor…had three multi-touchdown games...his 1,549 receiving yards ranked as the third-best total in school history...voted a team captain.

Earned first-team All-Big 12 honors for the first time after totaling a second-best mark in the conference with 1,380 receiving yards…earned national Offensive Player of the Week honors from Walter Camp Football Foundation following a 296-receiving yard performance on nine catches and two touchdowns vs. Pittsburgh…led all FBS players with a 19.44 yards per catch average (minimum 70 receptions)…voted a team captain.


2015 SEASON**
Second-team All-Big 12 selection…led the nation with four 70-plus yard receptions and ranked 10th nationally with a 20.5 yards per catch average…totaled 1,087 receiving yards and 10 touchdown catches…had five 100-yard games and finished second on the team with 53 catches…scored touchdowns on four consecutive touches (75, 73, 48 and 50 yards) in wins over Texas Tech and TCU…named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week after posting a then career-high 200 receiving yards vs. Texas Tech.

Led the team with six touchdown catches, a total that ranked fourth nationally among freshmen…finished eighth in the Big-12 with a 16.3 yards per catch average…tallied with 28 catches for 456 yards.

Played at Stamford (Stamford, Texas) High School…finished his senior year as a 2013 Class 1A state champion in Texas, registering 73 catches for 1,331 yards and 24 touchdowns…also recorded 42 tackles and seven interceptions on defense…helped lead Stamford to the state title, earning first-team all-district and first-team all-state honors as a junior, with 78 catches for 1,172 yards and 22 scores…district MVP in basketball and was a first-team all-district and first-team all-region tennis player.

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