|No. 17 – Washington Commanders|
|Born:||September 15, 1995|
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||210 lb (95 kg)|
|High school:||Cathedral (Indianapolis)|
|College:||Ohio State (2014–2018)|
|NFL Draft:||2019 / Round: 3 / Pick: 76|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 4, 2022|
|Player stats at NFL.com · PFR|
Terry McLaurin (born September 15, 1995) is an American football wide receiver for the Washington Commanders of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Ohio State and was drafted by Washington in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft. McLaurin was named to the 2019 PFWA All-Rookie Team after recording over 900 receiving yards with seven touchdowns.
Terry McLaurin was born on September 15, 1995, in Indianapolis, Indiana. He won Indiana's Mr. Football Award in 2013 while playing football for Cathedral High School. McLaurin was regarded as a four-star recruit in the class of 2014 according to the 247Sports Composite.
McLaurin redshirted his freshman season in 2014. As a redshirt freshman for the Ohio State Buckeyes in 2015, McLaurin appeared in six games and recorded seven tackles and a fumble recovery. As a sophomore in 2016, he recorded 11 receptions for 114 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns in 13 games. As a junior in 2017, he recorded 29 receptions for 436 receiving yards and six receiving touchdowns in 13 games. As a senior in 2018, he recorded 35 receptions for 701 receiving yards and 11 receiving touchdowns.
|Height||Weight||Arm length||Hand span||40-yard dash||10-yard split||20-yard split||20-yard shuttle||Three-cone drill||Vertical jump||Broad jump||Bench press|
|6 ft 0+1⁄8 in
|4.35 s||1.54 s||2.59 s||4.15 s||7.01 s||37+1⁄2 in
|10 ft 5 in
|All values from NFL Combine|
Leaving Ohio State as a redshirt senior, McLaurin was regarded as a special teamer and NFL backup, with potential to develop into a starter. NFL.com projected him to be a third round selection and compared him to Justin Hardee. After a draft process with impressive NFL Scouting Combine and Pro Day showings, some such as the IndyStar began to regard him as a potential draft steal.
McLaurin was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the third round (76th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft. With their first round pick in the same draft, the Redskins also drafted McLaurin's college QB, Dwayne Haskins. He signed his four-year rookie contract on June 6, 2019.
Due to a strong training camp performance, McLaurin was named a Week 1 starter. McLaurin made his NFL debut in the opening game of the 2019 season against the Philadelphia Eagles. There, he recorded five receptions for 125 yards, including a 69-yard touchdown. He added to that by catching at least five passes and a touchdown over the next two games, making him the first player in league history to achieve such a feat in their first three career appearances.
In Week 6 against the Miami Dolphins, McLaurin caught four receptions for 100 yards and two touchdowns as the Redskins won their first game of the season. During Week 15 against the Eagles, McLaurin finished with five receptions for 130 receiving yards, including a 75-yard touchdown. He finished the season with 58 receptions for 919 yards and seven touchdowns and was named to the PFWA All-Rookie Team.
In Week 2, McLaurin recorded seven receptions for 125 receiving yards and his first touchdown of the season during a loss to the Arizona Cardinals. In a Week 4 loss against the Baltimore Ravens, McLaurin recorded 10 receptions for 118 yards. Following an season ending injury to team captain Landon Collins in October 2020, McLaurin was unanimously voted by his teammates to replace him. In a Week 9 loss against the New York Giants, he had seven receptions for 115 receiving yards and a touchdown. He suffered a high ankle sprain against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 15 and missed the following game against the Carolina Panthers as a result. Despite the team's unstable quarterback situation, he would finish the season with 1,118 yards and four touchdowns. The team won the NFC East division, securing a home playoff game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Washington Football Team lost to the eventual Super Bowl Champions 31-23. McLaurin recorded six catches for 75 yards in his first playoff game.
In March 2021, Curtis Samuel signed a 3 year contract with the Washington Football Team, reuniting McLaurin with his college roommate and fellow receiver. In a Week 2 game against the New York Giants on Thursday Night Football, McLaurin caught 11 receptions for 107 yards and a touchdown in a 30-29 victory. McLaurin recorded 123 yards off of six receptions and two touchdowns in the Week 4 win over the Atlanta Falcons. He recorded 103 yards off of three receptions and a touchdown in the 27-21 Week 11 win over the Carolina Panthers, this would be his fourth 100-plus yard game in the season. McLaurin left in the third quarter of the Week 14 game against the Dallas Cowboys due to a concussion.
An impending free agent after the season, McLaurin decided against participating in on-field offseason workouts. On July 5, 2022, McLaurin signed a three-year contract extension worth $71 million with a $28 million signing bonus.
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