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Dynamic Duos: Where Do Weeden/Blackmon Rank?

by John Helsley Published: August 30, 2011

By John Helsley
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We published our annual football preview on Sunday — if you didn’t get one, rush out and find one, it’s worth it — and the theme was Dynamic Duos.

At OSU, of course, we focused on the duo of Brandon Weeden and Justin Blackmon, arguably the best pass-and-catch tandem of 2010, back for more in 2011. The guys posed for some great photos and had fun with the topic, with each saying the other was the hero, while he was the sidekick.

For some fun on that, check out this story on the topic.

**FOOTBALL TAB DO NOT USE***       OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY / OSU / COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Oklahoma State's Brandon Weeden (3) and Justin Blackmon (81) pose a photo during Oklahoma State's Football media day in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD
**FOOTBALL TAB DO NOT USE*** OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY / OSU / COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Oklahoma State's Brandon Weeden (3) and Justin Blackmon (81) pose a photo during Oklahoma State's Football media day in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD

Oklahoma State's Dynamic Duo of receiver Justin Blackmon, left, and quarterback Brandon Weeden. PHOTO BY SARAH PHIPPS, The Oklahoman

On a more serious note, Weeden didn’t know how to really put the Weeden2Blackmon duo into perspective at OSU.

“There was Zac (Robinson) and Dez (Bryant), Hart Lee (Dykes) and coach (Mike) Gundy, Josh (Fields) and Rashaun (Woods), and the list goes on, but just to be mentioned in those same group of guys is pretty special,” Weeden said.

One correction: The list doesn’t go on and on.

And already, Blackmon and Weeden have surpassed those other duos, at least statistically, in several categories.

And with another number-numbing season like 2010, Weeden and Blackmon may have to be considered OSU’s best passer/receiver duo of all time.

Not bad, considering each emerged amid major questions, even doubts a year ago.

“Who would have thought a year ago that it would have gone down the way it did. In kind of a surreal way, it ended up pretty good.”

Pretty good?

How about dang good. 

“You’ve still got to pinch me every once in a while,” Weeden said. “It’s kind of unreal. It’s hard to look back and reflect on it, but when we’re done here, we can look back and look in the record books and see our names. That will be really cool then. When you have kids, that sort of stuff.

“But right now, everything’s still overwhelming that you don’t want to look back, and you don’t have time to.”

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by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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