STILLWATER — Early in the second quarter of Oklahoma State’s 56-6 win over Grambling State on Saturday, quarterback Zac Robinson zipped a pass toward a well-covered receiver in the end zone. Twisting in mid-air, Dameron Fooks snatched the ball out of the air and got one foot down in the end zone before tumbling out of bounds. The Grambling defender’s body language said it all: Where did this guy come from? Interestingly enough, that’s exactly what everyone else in Boone Pickens Stadium was thinking as well. A late addition to OSU’s 2009 recruiting class, Fooks showed signs of becoming another offensive weapon for the Cowboys with his performance against Grambling. The sophomore had four catches for 81 yards and two touchdowns in his fourth game in a Cowboy uniform. "The throw I made to him, I had never made to him in practice,” Robinson said. "He’d been running with the threes, and I could probably count on one hand how many (times I’ve thrown to him) in a live drill. So it’s just a testament to him (to make the play).” Fooks, a transfer from Fullerton (Calif.) Community College, displayed great playmaking ability and athleticism as he led OSU in receiving on a day when Dez Bryant sat out the game with an injury. "He stepped up big time,” Robinson said. "And that’s what we need from the receiver position.” Fooks’ route to Stillwater was an unusual one. After starring as a quarterback and safety at Anaheim (Calif.) Santa Fe High School, Fooks made the transition to receiver during his only year at Fullerton. He had 20 receptions for 302 yards and five touchdowns but showed enough potential to catch the eye of the Cowboys’ coaching staff. Offensive coordinator Gunter Brewer heard about Fooks from a friend then watched film and saw something unique in the 6-3, 208-pounder. He saw a big target with the body control and athleticism to develop into a weapon in the Cowboys’ offense. "I saw him on tape and that sparked my interest,” Brewer said. "I flew out to LA and I saw what I needed to see. I saw a guy that was a quarterback in high school and playing his first year at receiver. He had the height and had the hands, we think he’ll only get better.” That’s how Fooks went from playing in front of a combined 9,250 fans (roughly 1,000 per game) in 10 games at Fullerton to playing in front of 56,901 fans against Grambling. And he introduced himself to each and every one with that spectacular first-half touchdown. The 19-year-old sophomore is still working to get familiar with the offense, but the Grambling game showed Fooks has the physical ability to become a key playmaker for OSU, not only this year, but for the next three years. "We were excited about the catches he made,” coach Mike Gundy said. "You have to do it over and over to be considered a playmaker, but he makes catches in practice and he’s consistent. We feel like he has a bright future.” Text "Cowboys” to 65360 for your chance to win a free overnight stay for two at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Stillwater. OSU news text alerts from NewsOK sponsored by Bone and Joint Hospital.