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Omar Bayless
Player Profile:
Omar Bayless 2224652
Position: WR
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 206
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Laurel, Miss
High School: Laurel
Experience: 1 Letter

2018:  Athlon Sports Preseason 4th Team All-Sun Belt Conference.


2017: 
Honorable Mention All-Sun Belt Conference . . . Played in all 12 games in a reserve role at wide receiver, posting career-best numbers for receptions (32), receiving yards (439) and touchdowns (6) . . . His 439 receiving yards were the fourth most on the team, while his 32 catches were the fifth most . . . Six touchdown receptions tied the third most on the squad and also tied the ninth most in school history for a single season . . . Recorded seven receptions covering at least 20 yards, including a career-long 37-yard catch against Georgia Southern that went for a touchdown . . . Caught at least one pass in all but one game and had multiple receptions in eight contests, including a career-high seven for 42 yards against Nebraska . . . Posted a career-best 73 receiving yards against New Mexico State, and also finished the game with a career-high two receiving touchdowns . . . Remaining four receiving touchdowns came against UAPB, SMU, Georgia Southern and Troy . . . Responsible for at least 50 receiving yards in three games, posting 72 against SMU and 50 versus UAPB to go along with his 73 in the NMSU game . . . A-State Athletics Director's Honor Roll member.


2016: 
Saw action in 11 games, including four as a starter (vs. USA, ULM, Ga. St., UCF) . . . Finished the season with 13 receptions for 117 yards and one touchdown . . . Lone touchdown came with nine seconds left in the fourth quarter vs. Georgia Southern, lifting A-State to a 27-26 victory in its Sun Belt opener . . . Posted five receptions for 64 yards with a long of 18, all season highs, versus Louisiana-Lafayette . . . Caught at least one pass in seven games . . . A-State Athletics Directors Honor Roll member.


2015:  Redshirted & participated on the scout team.


HIGH SCHOOL:  3-star recruit by 247Sports and Rivals . . . Rated as the No. 32 player in the state of Mississippi and the No. 154 receiver in the nation by 247Sports . . . Helped lead Laurel High School to a Mississippi Class 5A state championship . . . Recorded 70 receptions for 1,442 yards and 18 touchdowns for the Golden Tornadoes . . . His yardage total ranked second in the state and touchdown total was fourth . . . Named the conference’s offensive MVP for his performance . . . Also a varsity basketball letterman . . . Also recruited by schools such as Louisiana-Monroe, Memphis and Southern Mississippi.


PERSONAL:  Born Dec. 15, 1996 . . . Majoring in Communication Studies.


BAYLESS’ CAREER RECEIVING STATISTICS

YEAR No. YDS AVG TD LG
2016 13 117 9.0 1 18
2017 32 439 13.7 6 37
TOTALS 45 556 12.4 7 37

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