Cowboys Third Receiving Spot In Kevin Ogletree’s Hands

Maybe it was the lack of production from Roy Williams. Maybe it was the loss of lightning rod Terrell Owens. Maybe it was the fans looking for a spark or an underdog story. But, whatever the reason, it seemed that at this time two seasons ago, a young wideout by the name of Kevin Ogletree slipped his way into the heart’s of Cowboys fans and became a hopeful hero, a player who could ignite the Cowboys receiving core.

Ogletree was an undrafted rookie who signed out of Virginia. While Ogletree only played three seasons at Virginia, he was quite productive. He totalled 117 receptions for 1,332 yards (11.4 avg.) and 9 touchdowns and passed on his senior season hoping to make it at the next level. In his last season with the Cavaliers he led the team with 58 receptions for 723 yards (12.5 avg.) and 5 touchdowns while also returning 15 kickoffs for 274 yards (18.3 avg.), starting all 12 games.

While Ogletree had ambitions of playing in the NFL, he hit a slight set back when his name wasn’t called in the 2009 NFL Entry Draft. He saw his college teammate, TE Jon Phillips, drafted in the sixth round to the Dallas Cowboys which would end up being a blessing as Phillips became a lobbyist for the Cowboys to bring Ogletree in as a free agent.

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