Oklahoma State football: A look at the players who could make an assault on OSU's record books

Last season, Joseph Randle continued his assault of the Oklahoma State record books. A group of Cowboys — led by the receiving duo of Josh Stewart and Tracy Moore and kick return dynamo Justin Gilbert — have a chance to make a similar mark in 2013.
by Gina Mizell Modified: May 12, 2013 at 4:55 pm •  Published: May 12, 2013
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Receptions

2011 total: 45

Career total: 93

Current place in record books: Tied for 15th with Curtis Mayfield and Rafael Denson

If matches 2011 production, updated career total: 138

Projected spot in record books: Eighth, ahead of Adarius Bowman (127) and behind Dez Bryant (147)

Receiving touchdowns

2011 total: Four

Career total: 12

Current place in record books: NR

If matches 2011 production, updated career total: 16

Projected spot in record books: Seventh, ahead of Hermann Eben (15) and behind

The scoop

Obviously using Moore's 2011 numbers after 2012 was cut short because of a season-ending ankle injury. All signs show Moore is back to full heath and could be primed for a big final season.

These projected numbers are a bit more difficult because of the fluidity of Stewart's career, as well.

The big receiver numbers for Moore and Stewart are partly because of the nature of OSU's up-tempo Air Raid system, but both players also deserve credit for their production.

Jeremy Smith

Rushing touchdowns

2012 total: Eight

Career total: 25

Current place in record books: Ninth, ahead of Julius Crosslin, Vernand Morency and Tony Lindsay (23) and behind David Thompson and Keith Toston (27)

If matches 2012 production, updated career total: 33

Projected spot in record books: Seventh, ahead of David Thompson and Keith Toston (27) and behind Tatum Bell (34)

The scoop

Smith has always been a tough and reliable back near the goal line. But after two seasons as Joseph Randle's backup, Smith finally gets his chance to start in 2013.

With 1,439 career rushing yards, Smith is also in contention to move into the top 15 in school history in that category. In fact, the Cowboys will need that type of production from Smith in his enhanced role.

Justin Gilbert

Kickoff returns

2012 total: 32

Career total: 84

Current place in record books: Second, behind Perrish Cox (117)

If matches 2012 production, updated career total: 116

Projected spot in record books: Second, behind Perrish Cox (117)

Kickoff return yardage

2012 total: 827

Career total: 2,228

Current place in record books: Second, behind Perrish Cox (2,804)

If matches 2012 production, updated career total: 3,055

Projected spot in record books: First

The scoop

Gilbert already owns the school record with five career kickoff returns for touchdowns. The other two kickoff return records are clearly within reach in his final season.

Clint Chelf

Passing yards

2012 total: 1,588

Career total: 2,108

Current place in record books: 16th, ahead of Mike Miller (2,101) and behind Ronnie Williams (2,109)

If matches 2012 production, updated career total: 3,499

Projected spot in record books: Ninth, ahead of Bobby Reid (3,143) and behind Rusty Hiliger (3,640)

The scoop

If Chelf starts for a full season, the numbers will obviously be much bigger than that.

Perhaps a better measuring tool is the combined passing yards for Chelf, J.W. Walsh and Wes Lunt last season, 4,260.

That production in 2013 would give Chelf 6,368 career passing yards, which would put him fourth on OSU's all-time list. Ahead of Josh Fields (6,090) and behind Mike Gundy (7,997).


by Gina Mizell
OSU Sports Reporter
Gina Mizell joined The Oklahoman in August of 2011 as the Oklahoma State beat writer, where she covered the Cowboys' historic run to the Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl in her first season on the job. Before arriving in Stillwater, Gina was...
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