Oklahoma State senior receiver Tylan Wallace may not have played his last snap as a Cowboy, a source told FOX23′s Luke Slabaugh on Monday.
Per a source, Wallace intends to practice and play with the Pokes against No. 18 Miami in the Cheez-It Bowl on Dec. 29.
In an era when players are advised to skip bowl games and opt out of games at the risk of diminishing their draft stock or value. The decision is a dicey one, as Wallace projects to be a coveted receiver in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Wallace’s decision to finish the season did not go unnoticed by his teammates.
“I just think that’s a testament of his character, he’s a Cowboy through and through,” senior receiver Dillon Stoner said. “Not to speak down on anyone that’s opted out for the rest of the year, but you know he wants to go out on a high note. Him being a little nicked up I think he just wants to go out, play a good team and have a good last experience as a Cowboy.”
Wallace missed the second half of No. 21 Oklahoma State’s (7-3, 6-3 Big 12) 29-22 loss to TCU with an undisclosed knee injury and missed the following week’s 42-3 throttling of Baylor.
Despite missing pieces of the action in a topsy-turvy 2020 season, Wallace still led all Big 12 receivers with 877 yards on 53 catches.
Wallace missed the final half of the 2019 season with a torn ACL in his right knee. He, alongside running back Chuba Hubbard and linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga, announced his return to the team in a January pep rally.
The Cowboys will miss several core pieces for the Cheez-It Bowl, including Hubbard, offensive lineman Teven Jenkins, and cornerback Rodarius Williams - all of whom have left the team to prepare for the 2021 NFL Draft.
Tight end Jelani Woods confirmed to FOX23′s Luke Slabaugh on Monday that he intends to transfer from the Cowboys program and play one season as a grad transfer.
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