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Saturday, December 3, 2011
OSU honors Blackmon with team's seniors

By David Ubben

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Justin Blackmon's not a senior, but OSU coach Mike Gundy knows he's a special player. He might be the best to ever wear a Cowboys uniform.

Oklahoma State is showing its thanks, too. OSU players took the field and joined their families with flowers and a commemorative ball.

On a night specifically reserved to honor seniors, the Cowboys allowed Blackmon to go through Senior Night festivities, all but announcing his intentions to leave for the NFL draft after the season.

I'm not a huge fan of the move -- Oklahoma didn't honor even Heisman winner Sam Bradford in 2009 -- but Blackmon's been a huge part of Oklahoma State's rise. He might be the biggest reason.

If any Cowboy deserves the honor, it's him.

Blackmon and quarterback Brandon Weeden, as you might expect, got the biggest ovation from the OSU fans. Flash bulbs lit up the stadium, and Blackmon was honored as the final Cowboy.