Mason Rudolph traveled to Columbus, Ohio this past weekend where he and teammate James Washington were honored as “Players To Watch in 2017” by the Touchdown Club of Columbus. Rudolph was asked about the honor.“It’s big time,” said Rudolph. “You know, [with] any award you get, you don’t get here alone. You get here with help from your teammates and coaches and especially God and my family so a big shout out to them. A big shout out to James Washington for catching all my balls this year and putting Oklahoma State on the map even more.”Here’s @Rudolph2Mason before being honored at the Touchdown Club of Columbus Awards. #okstate pic.twitter.com/6StYde05Lh— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) February 4, 2017 The distinction between the Touchdown Club of Columbus and other organizations that give out college football awards is that they don’t just name a half dozen watch lists, counting down throughout the season. They honor several collegiate athletes from different sports who generate the most excitement for the coming season based on the previous year’s accomplishments.Congrats @Rudolph2Mason! #okstate pic.twitter.com/xpjbL64FGf— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) February 5, 2017Rudolph threw for 4,091 yards and 28 touchdowns with just four interceptions in 2016. Almost a third of those yards (1,380) went James Washington’s way. He was the first OSU receiver to average triple-digit yards per game and score double-digit receiving touchdowns for a season since Justin Blackmon did it in 2011.The two are set to break all kinds of Oklahoma State records during their senior seasons and this honor likely spells just the first of many accolades for each. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.