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Austin Mack

WR

Player profile

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

Ohio State Overview: A well-rounded student-athlete, Austin Mack has made his mark on the field and in the community at Ohio State … a veteran of 34 career games, he is tops among returning wide receivers with 19 career starts … he 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 … he had three or more catches in each of the first six games, including a five-catch, 69-yard performance in the season-opener against Oregon State … Mack enters his senior season with 52 career receptions for 689 yards and as a leader in the receiver room  … 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 … he had a career-best six-reception-for-90-yards game in the pulsating, 39-38 comeback win over Penn State … he had three receptions in the Cotton Bowl win over USC, for 56 yards … Mack 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 is 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 … he is majoring in consumer and family financial services.

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: Mack 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 … he 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.

MACK’S CAREER RECEIVING STATS

YEAR G-GS  REC   YDS   AVG    TD     LG

2016        13-0         2          15          7.5          0         8

2017        13-11        24       343        14.3        2        36

2018         8-8         26       331         12.7         1        48

TOT      34-19       52      689      13.2        3       48

MACK’S GAME-BY-GAME RECEIVING STATS

2018

Game         Rec.            Yards         TD

Oregon St.    5                  69               0

Rutgers         3                  20               0

TCU               4                   84               0

Tulane           3                  32               1

at Penn St.    3                  25               0

Indiana          5                  49               0

Minnesota    2                  28               0

at Purdue      1                  24               0

Nebraska   DNP

at MSU      DNP

at MD         DNP

Michigan   DNP

North.        DNP

Wash.         DNP

2017

Game         Rec.            Yards         TD

at Indiana     1                  6                  0

Oklahoma     1                  31               0

ARMY           4                  44               1

UNLV            2                  23               0

at Rutgers     0

Maryland      4                  39               1

at Nebraska  2                 27               0

Penn State    6                  90               0

at Iowa      DNP

Mich. State   0

Illinois           0

at Michigan   1                  27               0

Wisconsin     0

USC                3                    56               0