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OSU notebook: More All-America honors for Pokes

Oklahoman Modified: December 17, 2008 at 5:41 am •  Published: December 17, 2008
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photo - Oklahoma State's  Dez  Bryant (1) cathces a 2-point conversion over Oklahoma's Travis Lewis (28) during the second half of the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) at Boone Pickens Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008, in Stillwater, Okla. STAFF PHOTO BY SARAH PHIPPS
Oklahoma State's Dez Bryant (1) cathces a 2-point conversion over Oklahoma's Travis Lewis (28) during the second half of the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) at Boone Pickens Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008, in Stillwater, Okla. STAFF PHOTO BY SARAH PHIPPS
Oklahoma State receiver Dez Bryant landed on his third All-America team, garnering first-team honors from the Associated Press on Tuesday.

Bryant, who also was a first-teamer on the Walter Camp and AFCA All-America teams, had 74 catches for 1,313 yards and 18 touchdowns. He was joined on the first team by Texas Tech’s Michael Crabtree.

OSU running back Kendall Hunter was a third-team selection by the AP, making for his second All-America mention after rushing for 1,518 yards and 14 touchdowns. Hunter was a first-team pick by the Football Writers Association of America.

DeForest mentioned in connection with Iowa State job
Oklahoma State associate head coach Joe DeForest is reportedly a candidate for the Iowa State head coaching job, according to CycloneSportsReport.com. The Web site reported that Iowa State athletics director Jamie Pollard has contacted DeForest about the job. The Cyclones recently lost head coach Gene Chizik to Auburn.

DeForest, who according to reports last month was briefly a candidate for the New Mexico job, has said he will not comment about potential head coaching jobs.

Looking ahead, looking strong
It’s never too early for a preseason poll — at least that’s the thinking at nationalchamps.net.

The Web site has released its "2009 Early Bird Top 25,” projecting Oklahoma State as the third-best team in the Big 12 South.

The poll lists OSU as the No. 6 team in the ’09 preseason.

By Scott Wright


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