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Washington senate to honor 'the year of the receiver'

And you thought it was just 2016...

Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

If you went to a Chinese restaurant anytime last year, you may have thought that the year 2016 was the year of the monkey. But, according to the Washington state senate, you were wrong. 2016 was the year of the receiver.

On Thursday, Washington senator Michael Baumgartner (R-Spokane) will officially present a resolution to honor seven college football receivers from Washington, including River Cracraft and Gabe Marks, on their historic years. "Giving them this honor is well-deserved and makes it clear that we are proud of these young men as they go off to represent our world-class schools at the next level," said Sen. Baumgartner in the release.

You can read the full release from Sen. Baumgartner here. The list of receivers that will be honored is below.

Gabe Marks Washington State
River Cracraft Washington State
Cooper Kupp Eastern Washington
Shaq Hill Eastern Washington
Kendrick Bourne Eastern Washington
John Ross Washington
Dante Pettis Washington

The seven receivers combined for 1,551 catches, 20,633 receiving yards and 211 touchdowns over the course of their careers in Washington.

If for some reason you're interested in watching the event, it will happen Thursday at 10 a.m. in Olympia.


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