Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: March 8, 2011
Coach Mike Gundy addresses members of the Oklahoma State
Senate recognizes Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy, award
The state Senate on Tuesday welcomed Oklahoma State University
head football coach Mike Gundy and Cowboy football stars Justin
Blackmon and Dan Bailey.
The Cowboys finished the 2010 season with an 11-2 record. Gundy
was honored as the Big XII Coach of the Year and was a finalist
for the Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year award and the
Liberty Mutual National Coach of the Year award. The Senate on Monday
approved three resolutions congratulating Gundy and his players
on their accomplishments.
“We’re very proud of everything this team accomplished
on the field this season,” said Sen. Jim Halligan, R-Stillwater.
“More importantly, we’re grateful for the way they admirably
represented their state and University. We’re honored to welcome
Coach Gundy and these two exceptional student-athletes to the Senate
Blackmon established new Oklahoma State records in 2010 with 1,782
receiving yards, 20 touchdown catches and 111 receptions. He was
honored with the Biletnikoff Award, distinguishing him as the nation’s
best collegiate receiver. Blackmon was also the Big XII Offensive
Player of the Year and a unanimous first-team All-America selection.
Bailey set a school record with 27 field goals in the 2010 season,
converting 182 consecutive extra point attempts. He was named the
Lou Groza Award winner as the nation’s top collegiate kicker,
and was honored as the Big XII Special Teams Player of the Year.
He finished his career as the fifth leading scorer in Big XII history.
“The accomplishments of this team and coaching staff are
a tremendous source of pride for our state,” Halligan said.
“I want to congratulate them on their well-deserved postseason
honors. I’m particularly pleased Justin Blackmon has chosen
to return to OSU next year to further his education and lead the
Cowboys to another great season.”
For more information contact:
Sen. Halligan: (405) 521-5572