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Wallace named Biletnikoff finalist

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Tylan Wallace catches the game-winning pass during Oklahoma State's football game vs. West Virginia on Nov. 17, 2018, in Stillwater, Oklahoma at Boone Pickens Stadium. (DEVIN LAWRENCE WILBER/O'Colly)

Tylan Wallace, a wide receiver on the Oklahoma State football team, is one of three finalists for the 2018 Biletnikoff Award, which is an annual honor for the top receiver in college football.

Wallace, a redshirt sophomore from Fort Worth, Texas, has 1,344 receiving yards for 11 receiving touchdowns this season.

He joins Jerry Jeudy of Alabama and Andy Isabella of Massachusetts in the trio  of finalists.

Last season, former Cowboy James Washington won the award. If Wallace earns the honor, OSU will become the first program to have different Biletnikoff winners in consecutive seasons.

This is the fifth time an OSU player has been named a finalist for the award.  Wallace joins James Washington (2017 winner), Justin Blackmon (2010 and 2011 winner) and Dez Bryant (2008 finalist) as OSU finalists in the award’s history.

Oklahoma State has won three Biletnikoff Awards, which is more than any other school.

Wallace is averaging more catches and receiving yards per game than each of the past three Biletnikoff Award winners, and his average of 17.9 yards per catch is better than 11 of the past 14 Biletnikoff winners.

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