Chris Olave Breaks David Boston’s Ohio State Record for Career Touchdown Receptions

By Dan Hope on November 20, 2021 at 12:52 pm
Chris Olave

Ohio State has a new all-time leader in touchdown receptions.

Chris Olave broke the record during the first quarter of his final home game on Saturday against Michigan State when he caught two touchdown passes, the 34th and 35th of his Ohio State career, surpassing the previous mark of 34 set by David Boston (1996-98).

The record-tying catch came when Olave made his 12th touchdown catch of the 2021 season, tying his career-high for a single season. He caught a 23-yard deep ball from C.J. Stroud to give the Buckeyes an early 7-0 lead over the Spartans.

Two drives later, Olave caught a 43-yard touchdown pass to break Boston’s record.

Olave's record-breaking touchdown catch came on his 13th touchdown reception of the 2021 season, a new career-high for Olave and tied for the third-most in a single season in Ohio State history. Olave previously caught 12 touchdown passes in 2019 and seven touchdowns in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season after catching the first three touchdowns of his career as a true freshman in 2018.

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