Garrett Wilson


Player profile

  • Height 6-0
  • Weight 192
  • Hometown Austin, Texas
  • Last School Lake Travis
  • Year Junior

Follow on Social Media
Twitter: @GarrettWilson_V
Instagram: @garrettwilson_v

Ohio State Overview
• One of the finest receivers in school history, Garrett Wilson was a first-team All-American by the Football Writers Association and The Athletic in 2021 after catching 70 passes for 1,054 yards and 12 touchdowns
• Teamed with Chris Olave (American Football Coaches Association) to become the first set of Ohio State receivers to be named first-team All-American in the same season
• He and Olave became just the second set of receiver teammates ever to be named first-team All-American in the same season by any of the “big five” orgs that choose All-America teams (FWAA, AFCA, AP, Walter Camp, The Sporting News)
• He elected to give up his senior season in 2022 to make himself eligible for the 2022 NFL Draft
• Wilson ranks in a tie for eighth all-time at Ohio State with 143 receptions (Parris Campbell)
• He ranks 10th all-time at Ohio State with 2,213 receiving yards and ranks seventh all-time with 23 touchdowns
• His 1,058 receiving yards in 2021 are seventh-most in school history and one of only seven 1,000-yard receiving seasons
• Wilson’s 10 100-yard receiving games rank third in school history
• His terrific senior season included a four-touchdown game – 3 receiving; 1 rushing – against No. 19 Purdue
• Had at least 100 receiving yards in final three games as a Buckeye – vs. Purdue, Michigan State and Michigan – and totaled 27 catches for 371 receiving yards and six TDs in those games
• Second-team All-Big Ten in 2021 after earning first-team honors in 2020 as a true sophomore when he posted totals of 43 receptions for 723 yards, six touchdowns and a team-best average of 16.8 yards per catch
• Started the 2020 season with four straight 100-yard games, the second-longest streak in school histo-ry
• Had a career-high 169 receiving yards and two touchdowns in a 42-35 win over No. 9 Indiana in 2020
• Caught career-high 11 passes for 111 yards and added a 62-yard run to help the Buckeyes beat Penn State, 38-25
• Had an instant impact as a true freshman in 2019, playing in all 14 games and catching 30 passes for 432 yards and five touchdowns
• Caught his first career TD pass against Miami (Ohio), part of a four-catch, 54-yard effort
• Had his best statistical game as a freshman against Michigan with three receptions for 118 yards and a 30-yard touchdown catch that gave the Buckeyes a 42-16 lead
• Was one of nine in his recruiting class to enroll in classes at Ohio State for the spring 2019 semester
• He was exploring majors in the areas of management and industry

Honors & Awards
2021: First-team All-American (Football Writers Association; The Athletic); Second-team All-Big Ten Conference
2020: First team All-Big Ten (coaches)

More on Garrett
• A five-star prospect according to 247Sports.com and a top-15 ranked recruit – regardless of position – nationally
• Was also named the All-American Bowl Man of the Year for his excellence in community service, education and athletic distinction
• Played for head coach Hank Carter at Lake Travis High School
• Despite missing action in the middle of his senior season due to injury, had 1,151 yards receiving and 19 touchdowns
• Wilson’s junior year stats were off the charts: 98 catches for 1,774 yards while accounting for 32 total touchdowns
• His career numbers included 204 receptions for 3,359 yards and 55 total touchdowns
• selected as the 2017-18 Central Texas High School Athlete of the Year by The Statesman
• a three-sport athlete at Lake Travis who earned Division I scholarship offers as a basketball player
• Averaged 21 points per game for the Cavaliers to earn first team All-Central Texas honors
• Is the son of Kenny and Candace Wilson
• Kenny played basketball at Davidson, scoring 1,573 career points to rank seventh on the school’s all-time list


Year    GP/GS   Rec     Yds    TD   Y/C      LG

2019        14/0     30     432       5   14.4       47

2020         8/8     43     723       6   16.8      65

2021        12/11     70   1,058      12   15.1       77

Tot.      34/19   143  2,213     23  15.5      77