Oklahoma State football: Wide receiver Isaiah Anderson creates buzz in camp

Senior ready to do more than he did in 2011. Anderson stepped up when Hubert Anyiam was lost to injury.
by John Helsley Published: August 22, 2012
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Cowboys wideout Isaiah Anderson has been creating much buzz this preseason, seemingly taking his senior season seriously.

Anderson came on as a productive receiver a year ago after Hubert Anyiam was lost to injury, finishing with 28 catches for 315 yards and four touchdowns. Now Anderson seems ready to do more.

“One thing Isaiah is doing is he's really catching the ball well,” said offensive coordinator Todd Monken. “Isaiah's always been a guy who could run, who you could throw a post to, who you could throw three or four different routes to. But he's really become more well-rounded. He's made three or four, I mean highlight catches, that I would have never guessed.”

Monken said Anderson has worked hard to improve. And with receivers coach Kasey Dunn pushing him, and backup receiver Charlie Moore pushing him, it seems to be happening.

“Kasey Dunn's done a nice job with him,” Monken said. “Ike's really worked at it. I think having Charlie out there to push him, having competition always raises someone's standard. If they want to play, they have to push themselves.

“I couldn't be happier for him, because Ike's a great kid. He's really advanced himself.”

RANDLE RUNNING AT HISTORY

With 1,668 career rushing yards, Cowboys running back Joseph Randle ranks No. 25 on OSU's career rushing chart.

Just a junior, Randle ran for 1,216 a year ago. Repeating that total would jump him into the top 10 and within striking distance of the career 4,000 mark – a lofty number reached by only Thurman Thomas (4,595), Terry Miller (4,581), David Thompson (4,318) and Kendall Hunter (4,181) in Cowboys history.


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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