OSU notebook: Kendall Hunter, Justin Blackmon named All-Americans

FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: November 29, 2010 at 5:41 pm •  Published: November 29, 2010
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Oklahoma State running back Kendall Hunter and receiver Justin Blackmon were named to the AFCA Coaches' All-American team on Monday. The American Football Coaches Association has selected an All-American team since 1945.

Blackmon had 102 catches for 1,665 yards and 18 touchdowns in 11 games this season. The redshirt sophomore averaged 9.3 receptions for 151.4 yards per game. Blackmon had five games of 10 or more catches and five games of 150 or more receiving yards this season. He had at least 100 receiving yards in every game this season.

Hunter had 261 carries for 1,516 yards and 16 touchdowns in 12 games this season. The senior from Tyler, Texas averaged 5.81 yards per carry and averaged 21.75 carries for 126.33 yards per game. Hunter had two games of 200 or more yards rushing (Washington State, Nebraska).

SPECIAL, SPECIAL TEAMS

Justin Gilbert was named Big 12 Special Teams player of the week on Monday. The Oklahoma State cornerback returned a kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown in the Cowboys 47-41 loss to Oklahoma on Saturday.

Gilbert, a true freshman cornerback from Huntsville, Texas, finished with six kickoff returns for 189 yards.

Gilbert was the second straight Cowboy to be honored with special teams player of the week honors after receiver Michael Harrison earned the honor last week after blocking a punt and returning it for a touchdown against Kansas.

This is the eighth time an OSU player has earned player of the week honors. Gilbert joins Harrison, Brandon Weeden (twice), Ugo Chinasa, Orie Lemon, Kendall Hunter, Justin Blackmon and Dan Bailey.

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