Marvin Harrison Jr. Becomes First Player in Ohio State History to Surpass 1,000 Receiving Yards in Multiple Seasons

By Chase Brown on November 11, 2023 at 9:30 pm
Marvin Harrison Jr.
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Marvin Harrison Jr. is in the record books.

Harrison surpassed the 1,000-yard mark with his sixth catch in the Buckeyes' 10th game of the 2023 season against Michigan State, becoming the first Ohio State player to top 1,000 receiving yards in two separate seasons.

In 2022, Harrison became the eighth Ohio State receiver to reach 1,000 receiving yards in a season, joining Jaxon Smith-Njigba, David Boston, Terry Glenn, Cris Carter, Michael Jenkins, Parris Campbell and Garrett Wilson. He was also the fourth-fastest Buckeye to reach that mark, as his 11 games ranked behind Glenn (eight), Smith-Njigba (10) and Boston (10). This season, Harrison reached that milestone in 10 games, tying him with Smith-Njigba and Boston for the second-fastest receiver to reach 1,000 yards in a year.

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
MARVIN HARRISON JR. 2022 11 1,263
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 five games potentially remaining for the Buckeyes this season, Harrison – who had six 100-yard games this season entering Saturday's game against the Spartans –is well-positioned to climb Ohio State’s all-time leaderboard for single-season receiving yards and surpass his total from last season (1,263).

Harrison now ranks seventh in Ohio State history with more than 2,400 receiving yards for his Buckeye career. Michael Jenkins holds the school record with 2,898 career receiving yards.

With Harrison's seventh catch, a 57-yard reception at the start of the second half, Harrison crossed the century mark in receiving yards for the 14th time in his Ohio State career, which tied David Boston for the most in program history.

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