Koski named Cal Poly Male Athlete of the Year

J.J. Koski
Posted at 6:20 PM, Jul 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-08 22:38:54-04

Cal Poly Football wide receiver J.J. Koski has been selected as Cal Poly’s male athlete of the year for the 2019-20 academic year.

Koski, who signed a high priority free agent contract with the Los Angeles Rams hours after the 2020 NFL Draft in late April, earned Cal Poly's most valuable player and most valuable offensive player awards following the 2019 season. He was a first-team All-Big Sky Conference selection in November and also was named to Phil Steele's Big Sky Conference Team.

The 6-1, 195-pound fifth-year senior caught 42 passes for 868 yards and eight touchdowns in his final season as a Mustang last fall. With 121 receptions, 2,311 yards and 18 touchdowns in his Mustang career, the San Ramon Valley High School graduate is tied for fifth in touchdowns, No. 5 alone in receiving yards and No. 6 by himself in receptions.

His career highs were established in the UC Davis game in October when Koski caught eight passes for 163 yards. Another career high was set in the Eastern Washington contest in November as Koski scored three touchdowns.

Koski, Cal Poly's leading receiver for three consecutive seasons, was an all-Big Sky third-team selection a year ago and finished his career with a 19.1-yard average per reception, ninth in Cal Poly's Division I record book. He graduated last fall with a degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting.

In January, Koski became the first Cal Poly football player in six years to compete in an all-star game, making one catch and one tackle in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.

-Provided by Cal Poly Athletics