Prepare to be blown away by the electrifying performance of this Red Raider freshman, who shattered records and left opponents shaking in their cleats. He led the team in every receiving category, a feat only accomplished by six Red Raider freshmen in over 50 years. Among those legendary names are Erik Ezukanma, Michael Crabtree, and Taurean Henderson, all of whom have made a name for themselves in college football history.
In 12 games, this rookie superstar made nine starts and racked up an impressive 751 receiving yards and six touchdowns. He was a force to be reckoned with, leading the team in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns. His speed and agility made him a threat in every game, ranking fourth in all-purpose yards and fifth in scoring. He caught at least two passes in every game and had four or more receptions in six contests, including four during Big 12 play.
The accolades speak for themselves: he was ranked third among FBS freshmen for receiving yards, and his 173 receiving yards against Oklahoma marked the most by an FBS freshman on the season. In Big 12 rankings, he closed the season ranked fourth in the league for receiving yards per game and sixth for receiving touchdowns. He even led all Big 12 freshmen in receiving yards.
It’s no wonder he was recognized with multiple awards and honors, including being named an honorable mention All-Big 12 selection by the conference coaches, selected to the All-Big 12 fourth team by Phil Steele Magazine, and tabbed as a second team Freshman All-American by The Athletic.