Dameron Fooks: The Next Big Thing For Oklahoma State Football?

Curtis FinchumCorrespondent IOctober 3, 2009

Oklahoma State Universities football program has always been known for its running backs. Hosting such players as Tatum Bell, Vernond Morency, Kendall Hunter, and the legendary Thurman Thomas and Heisman Trophy winner Barry Sanders.

However, the Cowboys have had a small selection of wide receivers who were in the national spotlight.

Such as Adarius Bowman, Dez Bryant, Luke Frazier, and the Woods brothers, D'Juan and Rashaun (Donovan Woods the youngest of the Woods' played a multitude of positions excluding receiver).

But entering a game day that would most certainly be considering a "second" bye week by many considering their opponent, head coach Mike Gundy allowed his star receiver Bryant to rest and heal his minor injuries.

Instead Gundy had his senior quarterback Zac Robinson use a talented but young group of receivers to tear apart Grambling State's secondary.

Little did Gundy, Robinson, or any other spectator know just how effective this young group would be.

The Cowboy offense thrived, as the passing attacked opened up the running game allowing senior running backs Keith Toston and Beau Johnson to regain their swagger.

Sophomore Josh Cooper was the only receiver who had any regular effective with Robinson and the first team offense.

But instead of Cooper being the star, an unknown burst from the bottom of the Oklahoma State depth chart.

Sophomore Dameron Fooks showed every ounce of his potential, as he grabbed four catches, two of which turned into touchdowns.

Though the present season at hand is what both the Cowboy faithful and nation are focused on, the future seems bright for this youngster out of Anaheim, California.

As Robinson, Bryant, and Hunter prepare for the conference opener against Texas A&M, Gundy must be scheming for ways to involve both Fooks and Cooper more thoroughly in the Cowboy offense to relieve some of the pressure on Bryant.

An offense that was one of the best in the country last season now looks poised to regain its poise and exploit its opponents.

As the bye week passes, the Cowboys look toward the Big XII and keep their expectations as high as ever. Their goal, a Big XII title, and as the schedule falls in their favor, Gundy has a chance to launch his program into new heights.

The orange clad Cowboy faithful remain patient, but eager, for their Cowboys to do what many deemed impossible.

First up, the Aggies of Texas A&M, nothing matters until the fourth quarter expires down in College Station.