Emeka Egbuka Becomes Second Buckeye in 2022, Ninth in Ohio State History to Top 1,000 Receiving Yards in A Season

By Dan Hope on November 26, 2022 at 3:29 pm
Emeka Egbuka

Before 2021, only five Ohio State receivers had ever topped 1,000 yards in a single season. Since the start of last season, four more receivers have joined that club.

Jaxon Smith-Njigba and Garrett Wilson became the first pair of Ohio State receivers to ever top 1,000 yards in the same season when both of them hit quadruple digits to become the sixth and seventh players in school history with 1,000-yard receiving seasons. One year later, Marvin Harrison Jr. and Emeka Egbuka have duplicated their feat.

After Harrison crossed 1,000 yards in the Maryland game to become the eighth Buckeye pass-catcher to reach that single-season milestone, Egbuka became the ninth 1,000-yard receiver in program history in the Buckeyes’ 12th game of the 2022 season against Michigan, reaching quadruple digits on a 44-yard catch in the fourth quarter.

Egbuka, who entered The Game needing 86 yards to reach 1,000 for the season, joins a list of 1,000-yard Ohio State receivers that includes David Boston, Terry Glenn, Cris Carter, Michael Jenkins and Parris Campbell in addition to Smith-Njigba, Wilson and Harrison.

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

It’s the second consecutive year an Ohio State receiver has reached the 1,000-yard mark in The Game, as Wilson also hit quadruple digits during Ohio State’s regular-season finale against Michigan in 2021.

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