Stamford's James Washington claims Biletnikoff Award as nation's best receiver


ABILENE, Texas - Former Stamford star James Washington, now an all-American receiver at Oklahoma State University, has been named the 2017 winner of the Biletnikoff Award given to the nation's top receiver.

Washington has 69 receptions for 1,423 yards and 12 touchdowns receiving this season. He also has one rushing touchdown.

Oklahoma State (9-3) is scheduled to play Virginia Tech (9-3) on Thursday, Dec. 28, in the Camping World Bowl.

Washington, a senior, is concluding a college career that included 28 catches for 456 yards and six touchdowns in 2014, 53 catches for 1,087 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2015, and 71 catches for 1,380 yards in 2016.

He led Stamford to two state football titles while in high school.

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