Jaxon Smith-Njigba Breaks Ohio State’s Single-Season Record for Receiving Yards

By Dan Hope on January 1, 2022 at 7:09 pm
Jaxon Smith-Njigba

Jaxon Smith-Njigba has officially gained more receiving yards in a single season than any previous player in Ohio State history.

With another huge game in the Rose Bowl on Saturday, Smith-Njigba broke Ohio State’s single-season record for receiving yards, surpassing the previous record of 1,435 yards by David Boston in 1998.

It took Smith-Njigba just one half to reach the 177 yards required to break Boston's record as he had seven catches for 180 yards including two touchdowns of more than 50 yards.

Smith-Njigba has also now topped 100 receiving yards in five straight games, tying Cris Carter’s record for the most consecutive 100-yard receiving games in Ohio State history.

The true sophomore will be back for at least one more season at Ohio State, but he’s already cemented his place in school history with what could now be considered the greatest season for a Buckeye receiver.

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