OSU's Blackmon named AP Big 12 offensive player of year

Justin Blackmon has been named the Big 12's offensive player of the year after a breakthrough season in which he went from a relative unknown to the nation's most productive wide receiver for No. 16 Oklahoma State.

Blackmon became the first receiver to win the honor after leading the nation with 1,665 yards receiving and 18 touchdown catches. He received 16 of the 20 votes from The Associated Press' panel in a clean sweep by Oklahoma State, which is second in the nation in total offense.

Running back Kendall Hunter received three votes and quarterback Brandon Weeden got the other one.

Oklahoma defensive end Jeremy Beal was picked as the defensive player of the year.

Nebraska swept the honors for newcomers, with quarterback Taylor Martinez winning on offense and linebacker Lavonte David on defense.