Fred Biletnikoff Award: Justin Blackmon
After losing both their starting quarterback Zac Robinson and star receiver Dez Bryant last year, the Cowboys thought that their offense would see a steep decline in production. They couldn’t have been happier with what really happened. Junior quarterback Brandon Weeden came in and made an immediate connection with sophomore receiver Blackmon to create one of the most dominant quarterback-receiver tandems in the NCAA. Blackmon was the spark for the Cowboys’ offense, hauling in 102 passes for 1,665 yards and 18 touchdowns despite missing one game due to an ankle injury. Every outing in 2010 was a highlight reel for Blackmon, who never had less than 100 receiving yards and one touchdown in a game. He even took a reverse 69 yards for a touchdown against Baylor. Blackmon was an electrifying player who could soon follow in Bryant’s footsteps.
It’s hard to decide which game was Blackmon’s best considering every game was sensational, but his best statistical game would have to be Oklahoma State’s 54-28 win over Louisiana-Lafayette. He had 13 receptions for 190 yards and two touchdowns.