Jaxon Smith-Njigba


Player profile

  • Height 6-0
  • Weight 198
  • Hometown Rockwall, Texas
  • Last School Rockwall
  • Year Sophomore

Follow on Social Media
Twitter: @jaxon_smith1
Instagram: @jaxsn11

Honors and Awards
• Offensive Most Valuable Player of the 108th Rose Bowl Game on Jan. 1, 2022 after setting a postseason record with 347 yards receiving in Ohio State’s 48-45 victory over Utah

Ohio State Overview
• Established new single-season records for receptions (95),  yards (1,606) receptions per game (7.3) and yards per game (123.5) as a sophomore in 2021.
• Also set Ohio State’s single-game record for receptions (15) vs. Nebraska and matched that total in the Rose Bowl
• Caught 60 passes for 958 yards over the final five games of the season.
• Was third in the nation in receiving yards, 10th in receptions and second in yards/game.
• Played in seven games as a true freshman in 2020 and was tops among freshmen with 10 catches for 49 yards and one touchdown
• His one TD was a memorable one, as he got one foot down in the back on the endzone on a highlight-worthy catch in the season opener versus Nebraska
• Caught four passes for 32 yards in a pair of College Football Playoff games
• Is primed for an even bigger role as a sophomore in 2021 after an excellent spring practice
• Majoring in health sciences

More on Jaxon
• Finished the recruiting cycle with a five-star ranking and was a top 50-ranked player nationally according to 247Sports.com
• Named the Texas 6A State Player of the Year
• No. 5-ranked player in the state of Texas
• Played in the Army All-American game in San Antonio
• Participated in The Opening Finals in Dallas
• Compiled 5,346 career receiving yards and 82 touchdowns in 44 career games
• In 13 games as a senior, had 104 catches for 2,094 yards and 35 touchdowns
• 2,264 yards from scrimmage with 39 touchdowns
• Was the leading receiver in the Dallas area as a junior in 2018, hauling in 97 passes for 1,828 yards and 20 touchdowns for head coach Rodney Webb
• First team all-area by the Dallas Morning News
• Caught 14 passes for 267 yards and three TDs in a playoff game vs. Allen in a 2018 playoff game
• A first team Class 6A all-state selection
• Member of the Austin American-Statesman’s 2020 Fab 55
• Top-rated receiver in the Dallas area by the Dallas Morning News
• As a sophomore in 2017, caught 83 passes for 1,328 yards and nine touchdowns
• Is the son of Jami Smith and Maada Smith-Njigba

Signing Day Profile