Austin Mack


Player profile

  • Height 6-2
  • Weight 215
  • Hometown Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • Last School Bishop Luers
  • Year Graduate

Ohio State Overview
• A well-rounded student-athlete, Austin Mack made his mark on the field and in the community at Ohio State
• Graduated in December of 2019 with his degree in consumer and family services
• Played in 45 career games, earning 28 starts, and made 79 catches for 1,050 yards and six touchdowns
• Was one of four wide receivers on the 2019 roster to eclipse 1,000 career receiving yards
• Had a career high in receptions (27), yards (361) and touchdowns (three) as a senior for the Buckeyes in 2019
• Helped Ohio State win three consecutive outright Big Ten championships (2017, 2018, 2019)
• Played in four victories over arch-rival Michigan
• Caught 24 or more passes in each of his final three seasons
• Had at least one catch in each of the final seven games that he played in during the 2019 season, including a season-high six grabs in the College Football Playoff semifinal vs. Clemson
• Was having the best statistical season of his career as a true junior in 2018 before a foot injury in late October ended his year
• Before that, Mack caught 26 passes for 331 yards and one touchdown
• Mack’s sophomore campaign in 2017 was highlighted by hauling in 24 passes for 343 yards and two scores, with his touchdowns coming versus Army and Maryland
• Was one of six to enroll in classes at Ohio State in January 2016 and he had a productive and impressive spring drills that year, including becoming the first true freshman to have his helmet black stripe removed in the spring, signaling he is doing what it takes to be a key member of the team

Off the Field
• Mack was president of Redefining Athletic Standards, a student organization he founded with another group of students to discuss issues on campus and create events to help them to be defined by more than sports

Notable Note
• Mack’s most memorable catch came in a 2017 game at Michigan, a highlight-reel grab that changed the momentum of the game.
• Trailing 20-14 and with Ohio State facing third-and-13 from the OSU 48, he caught a lovely 27-yard pass from Dwayne Haskins down to the UM 26. Mack had to go upstairs to make the catch and would have to leave the game (so did a UM player) after coming down with the reception. Three plays later the Buckeyes scored and would not trail in the game again.

More on Austin
• Was a consensus 4-star (Rivals, 247Sports, Scout and ESPN) prospect coming out of high school
• He scored 49 career touchdowns, including six on kickoff returns, and had 2,672 career receiving yards off 167 receptions with 24 touchdowns
• Gained 718 yards rushing as a senior when injuries forced him into action as a back
• Still caught 41 passes for 805 yards in 2015 and helped the Knights, coached by Kyle Lindsay, to the third round of the Indiana state playoffs
• Had a breakout junior season when he caught 69 passes for 1,062 yards and 15 touchdowns
• Was listed among the Top 12 receiver prospects nationally by 247Sports (No. 10) and Scout (No. 12)
• Is the son of Shannon and Ernest Mack.