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Markus Wheaton
WR #11
Height:
5-11
Weight:
189
Age:
25
College:
Oregon State
Hometown:
Chandler, AZ
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2016):

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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 103 1,457 14.1 72 7 4 19 4.8 12 0 0 0
2016 PIT 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 PIT 16 8 44 749 17 72T 5 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 PIT 16 11 53 644 12.2 47T 2 4 19 4.8 12 0 -- --
2013 PIT 12 1 6 64 10.7 21 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultReceivingRushingFumbles
RecYdsAvgLngTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 @WAS W 38-16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 CIN W 24-16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

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PRO (44-20/3-2): Drafted by the Steelers in the third round (79thoverall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

2016 (0-0): Inactive due to a shoulder injury 9/12 at Washington and 9/18 vs. Cincinnati.

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PRO (44-20/3-2): Drafted by the Steelers in the third round (79thoverall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

2016 (0-0): Inactive due to a shoulder injury 9/12 at Washington and 9/18 vs. Cincinnati.

2015 (16-8/2-2): Saw action in all 16 regular-season games with eight starts, and started both postseason contests…set single-season career-highs in receiving yards (749) and receiving touchdowns (5) during the regular season…his 17.0 yards per catch average on the season ranked seventh-best in the NFL (minimum two catches per game).

  • 10/12 at San Diego: Recorded a career-long 72-yard reception for a touchdown.
  • 11/29 at Seattle: Set single-game career-highs in receptions (9) and receiving yards (201)…became the sixth player in team history to record at least 200 receiving yards in a single game…is the second player in NFL history to record at least 200 receiving yards against Seattle...set a CenturyLink Field opponent record with 201 receiving yards…scored on a 69-yard touchdown reception…caught five passes for 103 yards in the first half…the five receptions tie a career high for any half and the 103 yards are the most in any half in any game in his career.
  • 12/6 vs. Indianapolis: Totaled three receptions for 50 yards with one receiving touchdown, a five-yarder…recorded a receiving touchdown in back-to-back games for the second time in his career.
  • 12/20 vs. Denver: Caught a nine-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.
  • 1/3 at Cleveland: Hauled-in an eight-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.

2014 (16-11/1-0): Saw action in all 16 games for the first time in his career, making a career-high 11 starts during the regular season…became the team’s primary kick returner in November and remained in that role for the remainder of the season…made his postseason debut in the AFC Wild Card Game vs. Baltimore.

  • 9/7 vs. Cleveland: Started at WR in his first career season opener…recorded six receptions for 97 yards.
  • 9/11 at Baltimore: Recorded his first career rushing yards (22 on two carries).
  • 10/26 vs. Indianapolis: Scored his first career touchdown on an 18-yard reception in the first quarter.
  • 11/2 vs. Baltimore: Registered a 47-yard touchdown reception…marked the first time in his career that he recorded touchdowns in back-to-back games.
  • 11/30 vs. New Orleans: Recorded a career-long 41-yard kickoff return.

2013 (12-1): Saw action in 12 games, making one start…inactive Weeks 6-9 due to a finger injury…totaled six special teams tackles (two, 12/15 vs. Cincinnati, and one, 9/29 vs. Minnesota [London], 11/24 at Cleveland, 11/28 at Baltimore and 12/8 vs. Miami).

  • 9/8 vs. Tennessee: Made his NFL debut.
  • 9/29 vs. Minnesota (London): Recorded the first three receptions of his career for 26 yards.
  • 11/17 vs. Detroit: Tied his season-high with three receptions.

COLLEGE: Appeared in 49 games at Oregon State (2009-12), starting 30 consecutive contests at split end…at the time he left Oregon State, he had the school’s all-time record with 227 receptions, he ranked third on the school’s career chart with 2,994 receiving yards and ranked sixth with 16 touchdown receptions…added 631 rushing yards with five touchdowns on 83 carries…also tallied 3,774 all-purpose yards on 346 touches…became one of only three players in team history to record 200+ receptions…gained at least 100 yards receiving 11 times, which tied him for third in team history at the time he left…was one of only 10 players in school history to record at least 10 receptions in a game more than once, and is only one of three players with at least four 100-yard receiving games…also was a standout track athlete, excelling in the 60, 100 and 200-meter runs…named first-team All-Pac 12 Conference, and received All-American second-team accolades from The NFL Draft Report, in addition to being named third-team by CBS Sports and honorable mention by Sports Illustrated in 2012…also in 2012, led the team with 1,402 all-purpose yards…received All-Pac 12 Conference honorable mention honors in 2011...was a long-time member of the university’s “Beavers Without Bordors” group, which consists of current and former Oregon State student-athletes who have taken trips to Guatemala (Spring Break 2011), Macedonia (Summer 2011) and Ethiopia (Summer 2012)…the group assisted in building homes for needy families…majored in public health.

PERSONAL: As a senior, attended Chandler High School (Chandler, Ariz.), where he was named All-Fiesta League and All-Division V…before Chandler High School, he and his brother, Marquese, attended Mountain Pointe High School (Phoenix, Ariz.), playing wide receiver and defensive back…earned All-Region and All-Class 5A Central League selection honors as a junior…earned All-Region honors as a sophomore…son of Katrina and Odis Wheaton…father played basketball for NAIA Division II Howard Payne University…brother, Marquese, went to Phoenix Community College, earning All-Arizona Community College Athletic Conference honors after recording 39 tackles with three interceptions in 2009…transferred to Southern Mississippi for the 2010-11 seasons, earning All-Conference USA honors as a senior…their cousin is former University of Oregon standout defensive back, Kenny Wheaton (1994-96)…he was selected in the third round of the 1997 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys, and played for them from 1997-99…has one son, Kayo…Full name: Markus Levont`e Wheaton.