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3rd Oklahoma State receiver added to award watch list

Tulsa safety Manny Bunch, left, reaches in to tackle Oklahoma State wide receiver Marcell Ateman (3) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Stillwater, Okla., Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Oklahoma State now has three players in the running for the nation's top wide receiver.

The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation announced Wednesday that WR Marcell Ateman has been added to the watch list for the Biletnikoff Award, honoring the best receiver in the country. Ateman joins fellow Cowboys James Washington and Jalen McCleskey on the list.

Ateman has hauled in 33 passes this season for 655 yards and four scores. His 19.85 yards-per-reception ranks 17th in the country.

Ateman's yardage total ranks only behind Washington, who has 914 yards on the season.

Oklahoma State is the only team to have three receivers on the watch list. The winner of the 2017 Biletnikoff Award will be announced on Dec. 7.

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