After a record-breaking, award-winning season, Oklahoma State receiver Justin Blackmon is the preseason Big 12 offensive player of the year. The spotlight is bright. The expectation is high.
But if he's feeling any pressure, Blackmon didn't show it at Big 12 Media Days. He was sitting in Monday's biggest interview session with his shoes kicked off.
Your Jordans are on the floor. Are your feet hurting you?
I normally don't wear shoes. I wear Crocs.
So this is abnormal for you?
This is my dress up. (Smiles.)
It seems like it's going to be hard to top last year. What do you expect out of the offense this year?
We expect basically the same thing as last year. Build off of that and get even better. We plan on getting better.
You had the streak of 100-yard games. How hard was that to keep going week after week?
I didn't even think about the streak. That wasn't even in my mind. I didn't even know there was a streak. It's just going out there having fun. We prepared each week, and we went into every game confident knowing what we were about to do.
Did you feel like people around the country were taking notice of you?
You get that feeling, but you've just got to block it out. You've got to have your goals and your priorities straight. You've got to keep on going forward.
It's been 20 years since a wide receiver won the Heisman Trophy. What do you think it will take for a wide receiver to crack that top two or three in the Heisman voting?
Probably like 30 touchdowns and 2,500 yards. Maybe something along that line before they give it back to a receiver.
Don't you look at your numbers last year and wonder what more a wide receiver can do in regards to the Heisman?
I wouldn't even look at it that way. I went out and I had fun, just had a good time, had a great year.