Marvin Harrison Jr. Becomes Eighth Player in Ohio State History to Surpass 1,000 Receiving Yards in A Single Season

By Dan Hope on November 19, 2022 at 3:44 pm
Marvin Harrison Jr.

Marvin Harrison Jr. is the eighth player in Ohio State history to top 1,000 receiving yards in a single season.

Harrison surpassed the 1,000-yard mark with his first two catches in Ohio State’s 11th game of the 2022 season against Maryland, joining Jaxon Smith-Njigba, David Boston, Terry Glenn, Cris Carter, Michael Jenkins, Parris Campbell and Garrett Wilson as Buckeye receivers who have had 1,000-yard seasons.

Harrison is the fourth-fastest Ohio State receiver to reach that milestone, as Glenn needed only eight games to hit the 1,000-yard mark while Smith-Njigba and Boston achieved quadruple digits in 10 games.

Ohio State’s 1,000-Yard Receivers
Player Year Games to Reach 1,000 Final Yards
JAXON SMITH-NJIGBA 2021 10 1,606
DAVID BOSTON 1998 10 1,435
TERRY GLENN 1995 8 1,411
CRIS CARTER 1986 12 1,127
MICHAEL JENKINS 2002 13 1,076
PARRIS CAMPBELL 2018 14 1,063
GARRETT WILSON 2021 12 1,058

With as many as four games potentially remaining for the Buckeyes this season, Harrison – who already had five 100-yard games this season entering Saturday’s game against the Terrapins – is well-positioned to continue climbing Ohio State’s all-time leaderboard for single-season receiving yards and move into at least the top four for the most receiving yards for a Buckeye pass-catcher in one year.

Harrison likely won’t be the only 1,000-yard receiver for Ohio State this season, as Emeka Egbuka entered Saturday’s game against Maryland with 832 receiving yards on the year. Assuming Egbuka reaches the 1,000-yard mark, it would be the second year in a row Ohio State has two 1,000-yard receivers – a feat no pair of Buckeye receivers had ever achieved in the same season before last year.

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