The Forgotten Receiver

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 1:26 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: Sep 21, 2010 9:45 PM CDT

One name came up a little more often than others when projecting who MIGHT stand out as OSU’s top receiver this season.

Not Justin Blackmon, although he was a close second.

The name? Hubert Anyiam.

Based on his speed and experience, Anyiam was expected to lead a young Cowboy corps of pass catchers in a new system. Instead, he spent a lost spring and summer healing from a foot injury. His start at preseason camp was slowed.

But if one drive is any indication, Anyiam is just about back, and might be better than before. Blackmon has surged into the headlines with big plays, and will likely continue in the top target role. Meanwhile Anyiam flashed his talent in two catches against Tulsa. The first, a tough grab over the middle with a fight for more yards after the catch. The second, a snag with the hands that ended with a dive over the goal line. If there’s been any criticism of Anyiam’s game, it’s been an inconsistency with the catch- too much off the chest. Maybe Blackmon’s emergence is helping push Anyiam. Whatever the case, if his improvement continues, there’s one more big thing OSU opponents have to think about.