Garrett Wilson
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Wilson in 2022
No. 17 – New York Jets
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (2000-07-22) July 22, 2000 (age 22)
Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:192 lb (87 kg)
Career information
High school:Lake Travis
(Austin, Texas)
College:Ohio State (2019–2021)
NFL Draft:2022 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2022
Receptions:83
Receiving yards:1,103
Receiving touchdowns:4
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Garrett Wilson (born July 22, 2000) is an American football wide receiver for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Ohio State and was drafted 10th overall by the Jets in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Early years

Wilson was born on July 22, 2000, in Columbus, Ohio and grew up in Chicago, Illinois and Ohio.[1] He moved from Dublin, Ohio, to Texas at age 11. He attended Lake Travis High School in Austin, Texas, winning a 6A state championship along with Charlie Brewer in 2016; Wilson would go on to break multiple Lake Travis wide receiver records, including total career receptions (204), total yards (3,359) and total touchdowns (55). Wilson played in the 2019 All-American Bowl.[2] Coming out of high school, Wilson was a 5 star recruit, was ranked the nations #2 receiver, and the nations number 20 overall player.[3] He committed to play college football at Ohio State University.[4][5][6]

College career

As a true freshman at Ohio State in 2019, Wilson played in all 14 games and had 30 receptions for 432 yards and five touchdowns.[7][8] Entering 2020, he was moved from an outside receiver to slot receiver. On November 21, 2020, Wilson became the 2nd Buckeye ever to record four straight games with at least 100 yards receiving.[9][10] On December 27, 2021, Wilson announced that he would be opting out of the 2022 Rose Bowl and declaring for the 2022 NFL Draft.[11]

Personal

Wilson's father, Kenny Wilson, played basketball at Davidson College.[12]

College statistics

Ohio State Buckeyes
Season Receiving Rushing
Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD
2019 30 432 14.4 47 5 0 0 0.0 0 0
2020 43 723 16.8 65 6 2 67 33.3 62 0
2021 70 1,058 15.1 77 12 4 76 19.0 51 1
Career 143 2,213 15.5 77 23 6 143 23.8 62 1

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Vertical jump Broad jump
5 ft 11+34 in
(1.82 m)
183 lb
(83 kg)
32 in
(0.81 m)
9+78 in
(0.25 m)
4.38 s 1.53 s 2.56 s 4.36 s 36.0 in
(0.91 m)
10 ft 3 in
(3.12 m)
All values from NFL Combine[13][14]

Wilson was drafted in the first round with the 10th overall by the New York Jets in the 2022 NFL Draft.[15] The Jets used the selection that was previously obtained in a 2020 trade that sent Jamal Adams to the Seattle Seahawks.[16] He made his NFL debut in Week 1 against the Baltimore Ravens.[17] In Week 2, against the Cleveland Browns, he recorded his first two NFL touchdowns as part of an eight-reception, 102-yard performance in the 31–30 victory.[18]

On February 9, 2023, Wilson was awarded the Associated Press NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.[19]

NFL career statistics

Year Team Games Receiving Rushing Fumbles
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2022 NYJ 17 12 83 1,103 13.3 60 4 4 4 1.0 7 0 2 1
Career 17 12 83 1,103 13.3 60 4 4 4 1.0 7 0 2 1

References

  1. ^ Kercheval, Ben (August 27, 2018). "Meet the five-star prospect from Texas who's aiming to become Ohio State's next great wideout". CBSSports.com. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  2. ^ Smith, Cam (December 5, 2018). "Garrett Wilson re-affirms Ohio State commitment with All-American jersey in hand". USATodayHSS.com. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  3. ^ "Garrett Wilson, New York Jets, Wide Receiver". 247Sports.com. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  4. ^ Cantu, Rick (December 19, 2018). "Changing chapters, Lake Travis' Garrett Wilson begins future with Ohio State". Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  5. ^ Spencer, Jon (April 12, 2019). "One and stun: True freshman a threat for OSU". Mansfield News Journal. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  6. ^ "Football Recruiting - Garrett Wilson - Player Profiles - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 14, 2021.
  7. ^ Kaufman, Joey (March 8, 2020). "Ohio State football | Garrett Wilson becomes option at slot receiver". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  8. ^ Means, Stephen (July 3, 2020). "Garrett Wilson is another example of how Ohio State football uses wide receivers: Buckeye Take". cleveland.com. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  9. ^ Kaufman, Joey (September 30, 2020). "Ohio State's Garrett Wilson studied up for new slot receiver position". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  10. ^ Baird, Nathan (May 4, 2020). "How Ohio State football receiver Garrett Wilson's shift to the slot fit Brian Hartline's year-long vision". cleveland.com. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  11. ^ Murphy, Patrick (December 27, 2021). "Ohio State's Nicholas Petit-Frere opts out of Rose Bowl, declares for NFL Draft". 247Sports.com. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  12. ^ https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/34488402/garrett-wilson-athletic-voyage-cruise-ship-phenom-new-york-jets-first-rounder
  13. ^ "Garrett Wilson Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved March 4, 2022.
  14. ^ "Garrett Wilson, Ohio State, WR, 2022 NFL Draft Scout, NCAA College Football". draftscout.com. Retrieved March 4, 2022.
  15. ^ Bell, Jack (April 29, 2022). "Jets Select Ohio State WR Garrett Wilson with No. 10 Pick of 2022 NFL Draft". NewYorkJets.com. Retrieved April 29, 2022.
  16. ^ "2022 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  17. ^ "Baltimore Ravens at New York Jets - September 11th, 2022". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  18. ^ "New York Jets at Cleveland Browns - September 18th, 2022". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  19. ^ "Jets WR Garrett Wilson named AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year". nfl.com. Retrieved February 9, 2023.