Markus Wheaton

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Markus Wheaton
Markus Wheaton.jpg
Wheaton during the 2013 season.
No. 11     Pittsburgh Steelers
Wide Receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-02-07) February 7, 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth: Chandler, Arizona
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 182 lb (83 kg)
Career information
High school: Chandler (AZ)
College: Oregon State
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 3 / Pick: 79
Debuted in 2013 for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-Pac-12 (2012)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Receptions 6
Receiving yards 64
Touchdowns 0
Stats at NFL.com

Markus Wheaton (born February 7, 1991) is an American football wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). Wheaton played college football for Oregon State University. The Pittsburgh Steelers selected him in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Wheaton was born in Phoenix, Arizona. He attended Mountain Pointe High School, and played for the Mountain Pointe Pride high school football team from 2005-2007. He had 23 receptions for 476 yards and six touchdowns as a junior, and added 49 tackles on defense. Chandler High School, and played for the Chandler Wolves high school football team. He recorded 736 yards receiving on 37 receptions with four touchdowns as a senior. He was a three-time first-team all-region and honorable mention all-state selection. Considered a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, he was rated the No. 41 athlete in the nation. He committed to Oregon State.[1]

College career[edit]

While attending Oregon State University, Wheaton played for the Oregon State Beavers football team from 2009 to 2012. As a senior in 2012, he was a first-team All-Pacific-12 Conference selection.[2] During his college career, he recorded 227 receptions for 2,994 yards and 16 touchdowns.

Track and field[edit]

Wheaton was also a track and field athlete at Oregon State University, and he specialized in the 60 meters, 100 meters and 200 meters, but also competed in the 400 meters, recording a personal best of 46.58 seconds.

Personal bests[edit]

Event Time (seconds) Venue Date
60 meters 6.82 Seattle, Washington March 6, 2010
100 meters 10.35 Eugene, Oregon May 5, 2012
200 meters 21.42 Chandler, Arizona March 28, 2009
400 meters 46.58 Chandler, Arizona March 28, 2009

Professional career[edit]

2013 NFL Combine[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 11 in 189 lb 4.45 s 1.59 s 2.50 s 4.02 s 6.80 s 37 in 10 ft 120.0 in 20 reps
All values from Central Florida Pro Day.[3]

2013 NFL Draft[edit]

The Pittsburgh Steelers picked Wheaton in the 3rd round, with the 79th overall pick, of the 2013 NFL Draft.

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