After a sluggish start to the season alongside a hamstring injury, Dede Westbrook has been anything but a disappointment. Regularly turning heads throughout the month of October, the Oklahoma Sooners’ wide receiver clearly solidified himself as the top target in the nation. Amassing 1,454 yards of total offense and 15 touchdowns (14 receiving), Westbrook now joins the Heisman conversation.
At this point in the year, Louisville’s Lamar Jackson continues to hold tightly to all ten first place votes in the ESPN Expert’s Poll. It’s no secret that the Heisman remains his to lose. Below him, we find the likes of running back Donnel Pumphrey, quarterback Jalen Hurts and last but not least, receiver Dede Westbrook.
Averaging 125.4 receiving yards per game with five multi-touchdown games, the senior has hauled in 11 touchdowns of 40+ yards. The mark shatters the record held by Marcus Dupree at OU. With a total of 14 receiving touchdowns, the wideout sits one touchdown away from Oklahoma’s single season record.
The effort placed him as the only wide receiver on the Maxwell Award semifinalist list as well as the front runner for the Biletnikoff Award.
He’ll look to continue the current trend on Saturday against West Virgina. Could Dede steal a few votes from Lamar Jackson before it’s all said and done?