Emeka Egbuka


Player profile

  • Height 6-1
  • Weight 205
  • Hometown Steilacoom, Wash.
  • Last School Steilacoom
  • Year 2nd Year

Follow on Social Media
Twitter: @emeka_egbuka
Instagram: @emeka.egbuka

Briefly in 2022 – Postseason Awards Page

  • Finalist for the Paul Hornung Award, awarded to the most versatile player
  • 51 receptions for 832 yards and 8 TDs; 80 rush yards and 2 TDs; 6.8 yards per punt return
  • Also spot plays on kickoff returns and is a season-long member of the punt coverage team
  • Averages 60 plays per game and is 10th in the Big Ten with 101.2 all-purpose yards per game

Ohio State Overview
• Emeka is in his second year with the program and has three seasons of eligibility
• An OSU-Scholar-Athlete majoring in accounting
• Lettered in 2021 after getting offensive snaps in eight games and playing in 11 games
• Was No. 1 in the Big Ten Conference and No. 12 nationally with a kickoff return average of 29.0 yards per return
• Averaged over 41 yards per kickoff return (4 ret.; 166 yards) in the win over Maryland with a season-long return of 67 yards
• Earned Freshman All-America status by Pro Football Focus
• Caught nine passes for 191 yards with a team-high 21.2 yards-per-catch average
• Had an 85-yard catch-and-run reception from Kyle McCord vs. Akron that represents the third-longest pass play in school history and the sixth-longest play overall from scrimmage
• Had an outstanding Rose Bowl game with 163 kickoff return yards and career-bests with three receptions for 46 yards with a long of 30 yards

Honors & Awards
2021: Freshman All-American (Pro Football Focus); honorable mention all-Big Ten on special teams; OSU Scholar-Athlete

More on Emeka
• Emeka enrolled in classes at Ohio State in January 2021, one of 14 from the 2021 recruiting class to arrive early
• A consensus five-star prospect who is the nation’s top-ranked wide receiver and the No. 8 overall player according to 247Sports
• The 2019 Gatorade Player of the Year is the state of Washington
• Caught 83 passes for 1,607 yards and 25 touchdowns as a senior
• Also returned three punts for scores and rushed for four TDs
• Totaled 2,240 all-purpose yards
• Recorded 28 tackles and eight interceptions from his defensive back position and returned two for touchdowns
• Helped Steilacoom reach the 2A state championship game where he set a title-game record with 18 receptions for 163 yards and three touchdowns to go along with eight tackles and an interceptions
• Caught 199 passes for nearly 4,000 yards and 61 TDs in his career
• Washington moved its 2020 high school football season to the spring of 2021 and thus Egbuka did not play a senior season
• Was also a standout baseball player
• Parents are Henry Egbuka and Rhonda Ogilvie; step father is Eric Ogilvie