STILLWATER, Oklahoma -- It seemed to be a foregone conclusion, but Wednesday it was made official as Oklahoma State receiver Justin Blackmon announced Wednesday that he would forego his final year of eligibility and declared himself eligible for the 2012 NFL Draft.
The Biletnikoff Award finalist has easily been one of the top receivers in the nation over the past two seasons, and has made his mark on the Cowboys record books.
With 113 receptions (second nationally), 1,336 yards (seventh nationally) and 15 TDs (third nationally) in his 2011 campaign, all of which are good enough for a place on the Cowboys' all-time record books. Combined with his 2010 numbers, with a game left to play, place him second all-time for the Cowboys.
Blackmon is widely regarded as one of the top players in the upcoming draft class was named No. 4 overall on Mel Kiper's big board.
Next up for the Cowboys are their first-ever BCS Bowl game, taking on the Stanford Cardinal in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.