WRJames Washington

Oklahoma State — Big 12
  • Height: 5107
  • Weight: 210
  • Hometown: Stamford, TX
  • Age: 21

Bio

2017 (Senior): Winner of the Biletnikoff Award presented to the nation’s top receiver and a Unanimous All-America selection... Unanimous first-team All-Big 12 honoree ... Also a unanimous midseason All-America selection ... Finished the season with 74 catches for 1,549 yards and 13 touchdowns ... His 1,549 receiving yards and 119.2 receiving yards per game both led the FBS and his 13 touchdown receptions ranked fourth nationally ... Led all FBS players with 19 catches of 30 yards or longer, 11 catches of 40 yards or longer, eight catches of 50 yards or longer and five catches of 60 yards or longer ... Helped Oklahoma State become the first offense in Big 12 history to have a 4,000-yard passer (Mason Rudolph), a 1,000-yard rusher (Justice Hill) and two 1,000-yard receivers (Marcell Ateman and James Washington) ... Had nine 100-yard games during the season, highlighted by a six-catch, 235-yard, one touchdown explosion against Baylor ... Closed the season strong with 21 catches for 391 yards and four touchdowns in his final three games ...  Had multi-touchdown games against Tulsa, West Virginia and Kansas State ... His 1,549 receiving yards during the season rank as the third-most in a single season in school history ... Averaging 20.93 yards per reception to become the first player in school history to average more than 20 yards per reception in multiple seasons.

2016 (Junior): Team captain as voted by his teammates ... Earned first-team All-Big 12 honors for the first time in his career after ranking second in the league with 1,380 receiving yards ... Had a historic performance with nine catches for 296 yards and two touchdowns to help lead the Cowboys to victory over Pittsburgh in week three ... That showing earned him national offensive player of the week honors from the Walter Camp Football Foundation ... His 296 yards marked the second-most in a single game for any player in the nation in 2016, the second-highest single-game mark in school history and the fourth-most in Big 12 history ... Led all FBS players with a minimum of 70 receptions by averaging 19.44 yards per catch ... The only player in the country with three catches of at least 80 yards ... Went over 100 yards receiving in four of his last six games to close out the season, including a nine-catch, 171-yard explosion against No. 10 Colorado in the Alamo Bowl en route to securing Alamo Bowl Offensive MVP honors ... Making his numbers even more impressive is the fact that injury forced him to leave the game in the third quarter ... Further, the Colorado secondary entered that game hailed as the nation’s best and was ranked third nationally in pass efficiency defense and 13th nationally in pass defense ... Averaged 140.0 receiving yards per game against Power Five conference opponents who finished 2016 with winning records ... His 82-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter of Oklahoma State’s win at Kansas State was one of the most important plays of the season, as it dramatically swung the momentum in the Cowboys’ favor after they had been trailing, 37-28, with under eight minutes left in the game ... Scored on a 91-yard touchdown reception on the first play from scrimmage in the Cowboys’ win over Pittsburgh ... Added receptions of 50 yards, 43 yards and 35 yards in that win over the Panthers ... Struck for an important 82-yard touchdown reception late in the third quarter in the Cowboys’ win over Texas Tech that opened up a 10-point advantage for OSU that the Red Raiders were never able to overcome.

2015 (Sophomore): A second-team All-Big 12 selection, behind only a pair of Biletnikoff Award finalists in Corey Coleman from Baylor and Josh Doctson from TCU ... Midseason addition to the watch list for the Biletnikoff Award, given to the nation’s top receiver ... Recipient of OSU’s Thurman Thomas Award, given by the coaches to the team’s outstanding offensive players ... Led the nation with four 70-plus yard receptions and ranked 10th nationally with 20.5 yards per catch ... His 10 receiving touchdowns were good for 17th in the nation ... With 1,087 receiving yards, he became one of only four underclassmen ever at OSU to post a 1,000-yard receiving season, joining Rashaun Woods (2001), Dez Bryant (2008) and Justin Blackmon (2010) ... Reached 100 yards receiving five times and led the team with 17 explosive plays from scrimmage (20+ yard gains) ... Second on the team with 53 receptions ... Went for 100 receiving yards or more in four of his last six regular season games. All five of his 100-yard games came against Big 12 opposition ... Scored touchdowns on four consecutive touches with gains of 75, 73, 48, and 50 yard in wins over Texas Tech and TCU ... Named Big 12 offensive player of the week after recording a career-high 200 receiving yards, including two 70-plus yard touchdown plays in the fourth quarter, in OSU’s win over Texas Tech in Lubbock ... His 50.0 yards per reception that day set a school record (min. 3 receptions) ... Named Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week after catching five passes for 184 yards and three touchdowns in OSU’s win over TCU ... OSU’s co-offensive player of the game vs. Kansas ... OSU’s offensive player of the game vs. Texas Tech.

2014 (Freshman): Led the team with six touchdown catches, a mark that ranked fourth nationally among true freshmen ... Was eighth in the Big 12 and 47th nationally with 16.3 yards per reception ... Turned in the most productive receiving day for a Cowboy freshman since Dez Bryant when he made four catches for 114 yards and a touchdown against a Baylor squad that entered the game ranked 14th nationally in total defense ... Highlighted by a 68-yard touchdown reception, Washington’s 114 receiving yards were the third-most ever for an OSU freshman, trailing only Bryant’s 155 yards vs. Kansas and 117 yards vs. Indiana in 2007 ... Washington joined Bryant, Marcellus Rivers and Hart Lee Dykes as the only freshmen in OSU history to post a 100-yard receiving day ... Made three catches for 87 yards and two touchdowns in OSU’s win over Texas Tech ... Made a highlight-reel one-handed touchdown grab in the end zone as part of the Cowboys’ win over Washington in the Cactus Bowl... Added touchdown grabs against UTSA and Texas ... Offensive recipient of the team’s Russell Okung Award presented to the outstanding newcomer.

High School: Coached by Wayne Hutchinson at Stamford HS… Finished his senior year as a 2013 Class 1A state champion in Texas, racking up 73 catches for 1,331 yards and 24 touchdowns … Also played defense, recording 42 tackles and seven interceptions … First-team selection on Dave Campbell’s Texas Football 2013 all-Texas team in addition to being named Class 1A Texas player of the year by the publication … Finished his junior year with 78 receptions for 1,172 yards and 22 scores to help lead Stamford to the state title, earning first team all-district and first team all-state honors along the way ... District MVP in basketball and was a first-team all-district and first-team all-region tennis player who played in the state doubles quarterfinals ... Also played basketball and was a member of Stamford student council … Held offers from Texas, TCU, Texas Tech and Texas State.

Personal: James Edward Washington, Jr. was born April 2, 1996, in Abilene, Texas … Son of James and Chrysta Washington …Agribusiness major with an option in farm and ranch management.