Oklahoma State football notebook: Young receivers providing optimism

The Cowboys got key contributions from a pair of freshmen against Baylor, as Jhajuan Seales tallied three catches for 74 yards and a late touchdown and Marcell Ateman came up with a leaping 51-yard grab.
by John Helsley and Gina Mizell Published: December 1, 2013
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Oklahoma State has gotten a big boost from its veteran receivers — specifically, the “Moores” — in recent weeks, as Tracy Moore and Charlie Moore have combined for 24 catches for 398 yards and six touchdowns over the Cowboys' last three games. Against Baylor, Tracy Moore had five catches for 126 yards and one touchdown, while Charlie Moore added four grabs for 67 yards and one score.

But the Cowboys also got key contributions from a pair of freshmen, as Jhajuan Seales tallied three catches for 74 yards and a late touchdown and Marcell Ateman came up with a leaping 51-yard grab.

“We really like where we are at,” coach Mike Gundy said of the receiver group. “We had the other two (young players) that got injured and didn't get to finish the season (Austin Hays and Blake Webb). Those guys will be coming back next year also and they will just be sophomores.

“We're excited about the young group of wide receivers that we have in the future.”

Seales has particularly been a factor all season long, ranking third on the team in catches (32) and receiving yards (493).

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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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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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