Garrett Wilson
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Wilson in 2023
No. 5 – New York Jets
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (2000-07-22) July 22, 2000 (age 23)
Chicago, Illinois, 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 2023
Receptions:178
Receiving yards:2,145
Receiving touchdowns:7
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Garrett Antonio 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. Wilson was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.

Early years

Wilson was born in Chicago on July 22, 2000, but grew up in Dublin, Ohio (a suburb of Columbus) until the age of 11.[1][2] 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.[3] A five-star recruit, he was ranked as the second-highest receiver and committed to play college football at Ohio State University.[4][5][6]

College career

Wilson playing for Ohio State as a freshman.

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 second player in school history to record four straight games with at least 100 yards receiving.[9][10] Wilson opted out of the 2022 Rose Bowl to focus on preparing for the 2022 NFL Draft.[11]

College statistics
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[12][13]

Wilson was drafted in the first round with the 10th overall by the New York Jets in the 2022 NFL Draft.[14] The Jets used the selection that was previously obtained in a 2020 trade that sent Jamal Adams to the Seattle Seahawks.[15] He made his NFL debut in Week 1 against the Baltimore Ravens.[16] 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.[17] In Week 8, against the New England Patriots, he had six receptions for 115 receiving yards in the 22–17 loss.[18] In Week 12, against the Chicago Bears, he had two receiving touchdowns in the 31–10 victory.[19] In Week 13, against the Minnesota Vikings, he had eight receptions for 162 receiving yards in the 27–22 loss.[20] He finished his rookie season with 83 receptions for 1,103 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns.[21] He set franchise rookie records for receptions and receiving yards in a single season.[22] He was named to the PFWA All-Rookie Team.[23]

On February 9, 2023, Wilson was awarded the Associated Press NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.[24]

On January 9, 2024, Wilson changed his jersey number from 17 to 5, the number he used in college. The number 5 was originally worn by punter Thomas Morstead.[25]

NFL career statistics

Legend
Bold Career high
Year Team Games Receiving Rushing Fumbles
GP GS Rec Yds Y/R Lng TD Att Yds Y/A Lng TD Fum Lost
2022 NYJ 17 12 83 1,103 13.3 60 4 4 4 1.0 7 0 2 1
2023 NYJ 17 17 95 1,042 11.0 68 3 4 0 0.0 6 0 2 2
Career 34 29 178 2,145 12.1 68 7 8 4 0.5 7 0 4 3

Personal

Wilson's father, Kenny Wilson, played basketball at Davidson College.[26] Wilson has been friends with New York Mets third baseman Brett Baty since childhood.[27]

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. ^ Garrett Wilson Interview: The Rich Eisen Show
  3. ^ Smith, Cam (December 5, 2018). "Garrett Wilson re-affirms Ohio State commitment with All-American jersey in hand". USATodayHSS.com. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  4. ^ "Garrett Wilson, New York Jets, Wide Receiver". 247Sports.com. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  5. ^ Cantu, Rick (December 19, 2018). "Changing chapters, Lake Travis' Garrett Wilson begins future with Ohio State". Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  6. ^ Spencer, Jon (April 12, 2019). "One and stun: True freshman a threat for OSU". Mansfield News Journal. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  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. ^ "Garrett Wilson Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved March 4, 2022.
  13. ^ "Garrett Wilson, Ohio State, WR, 2022 NFL Draft Scout, NCAA College Football". draftscout.com. Retrieved March 4, 2022.
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  15. ^ "2022 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  16. ^ "Baltimore Ravens at New York Jets - September 11th, 2022". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  17. ^ "New York Jets at Cleveland Browns - September 18th, 2022". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  18. ^ "New England Patriots at New York Jets - October 30th, 2022". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 19, 2023.
  19. ^ "Chicago Bears at New York Jets - November 27th, 2022". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 19, 2023.
  20. ^ "New York Jets at Minnesota Vikings - December 4th, 2022". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 19, 2023.
  21. ^ "Garrett Wilson 2022 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 19, 2023.
  22. ^ Bell, Jack (February 10, 2023). "Jets WR Garrett Wilson Named AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year". New York Jets. Retrieved February 19, 2023.
  23. ^ "2022 NFL All-Rookie Team". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 19, 2023.
  24. ^ Patra, Kevin (February 9, 2023). "Jets WR Garrett Wilson named AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year". NFL.com. Retrieved February 9, 2023.
  25. ^ Dajani, Jordan (January 9, 2024). "Jets star wide receiver Garrett Wilson changes jersey number for 2024 season in New York". CBS.com. Retrieved January 9, 2024.
  26. ^ Cimini, Rich (August 31, 2022). "Garrett Wilson's athletic voyage: From cruise-ship phenom to Jets first-rounder". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 19, 2023.
  27. ^ Martinez, Phillip (June 1, 2023). "SEE IT: Jets WR Garrett Wilson throws out first pitch to childhood friend Brett Baty at Citi Field". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved June 1, 2023.