Ohio State Has Two 1,000-Yard Receivers for First Time in School History As Garrett Wilson Becomes Seventh Buckeye Receiver to Reach Milestone

By Dan Hope on November 27, 2021 at 2:16 pm
Chris Olave, Garrett Wilson and Jaxon Smith-Njigba

Ohio State has two 1,000-yard receivers in the same season for the first time in school history.

Garrett Wilson became the seventh Ohio State wide receiver to top 1,000 yards in a single season when he crossed the mark on Saturday against Michigan, joining Jaxon Smith-Njigba to become the second Buckeye receiver to reach the milestone this year.

Before this season, the only five Ohio State wide receivers who had ever broken the 1,000-yard barrier in a single season were David Boston (1,435 in 1998), Terry Glenn (1,411 in 1995), Cris Carter (1,127 in 1986), Michael Jenkins (1,076 in 2002) and Parris Campbell (1,063 in 2018).

Wilson, who has had four 100-yard receiving games this year, is also now inside the top 10 in Ohio State history in career receiving yards.

Ohio State has already made history by having two 1,000-yard receivers in the same season, but the Buckeyes could end up having three, as Chris Olave is also on pace to reach quadruple digits. If he does, this year’s Ohio State team would become just the sixth Football Bowl Subdivision team to ever have three 1,000-yard receivers in the same season.

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