Markus Wheaton

Markus Wheaton

Player Profile


Chandler, Ariz.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 182





Markus Wheaton Selected by Pittsburgh Steelers in the 3rd Round

Markus Wheaton Selected by Pittsburgh Steelers in the 3rd Round


Pro Day Features Nearly Every NFL Team

Twenty-four NFL scouts visit campus


Jordan Poyer and Markus Wheaton Heading for NFL Combine

The duo are expected to be high NFL Draft selections.


Football Concludes Year in the Top 20

No. 19 in the USA Today and No. 20 in the AP.


Poyer, Seumalo & Wheaton Prepare for All-Star Games

Poyer, Seumalo & Wheaton Prepare for All-Star Games


Oregon State vs. Nicholls State

Oregon State vs. Nicholls State


Oregon State vs. Cal (AP)

Oregon State football takes on Cal


Oregon State vs Stanford

Oregon State vs Stanford - AP Photo Gallery


Oregon State vs. Arizona State

Oregon State vs. Arizona State


The Beavers travel up to Seattle to take on Washington

OSU football squares-off against the Huskies

Wheaton Relishes Spotlight

Wheaton Makes Mark in Camp.

Meet Markus Wheaton

2012: Markus is one of the best overall athletes in the Pac-12 Conference ... arguably the best playmaker on the Beavers' offense ... has started 20 games in his career ... one of the top returning wide receivers in the conference ... multi-purpose player, he is used in OSU's rushing scheme much like James Rodgers was - on fly sweeps and end-arounds ... enters the season ninth in OSU history with 136 receptions and just outside of the top 10 in receiving yards with 1,750 ... named by Phil Steele to preseason All-Pac-12 Second Team ... also a sprinter in track ... finished second in Oregon's Twilight meet in the 100 meters at 10.75 in May 2012 ... chosen as one of four team captains for the 2012 season. 2011: Started all 12 games ... led the team with 73 receptions and 986 yards, which rank ninth and 10th respectively on Oregon State's single season lists ... earned Pac-12 Conference Honorable Mention ... set career-high with 11 receptions at Arizona State ... had four games of 100+ yards ... scored only touchdown of the season at Utah ... made a career-long 69-yard reception to open the season against Sacramento State ... recorded a career-long 56-yard run in a win over Washington ... added to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List on Oct. 11. 2010: Ranked third on the team for all-purpose yards with 1,028 ... team leader for receptions with 54 and yards with 660 ... season-high 10 receptions and a career-best 137 yards vs. Oregon ... had six receptions through the first four games, 48 over the last eight ... involved in possibly the best offensive play of the year, making a 48-yard touchdown reception on a pass from a scrambling Ryan Katz in the win over No. 9 Arizona ... two touchdown receptions vs. Washington State ... rushed for 235 yards on 28 carries, and scored on the ground against UCLA and Louisville ... participated in track and posted a 22.36 in the 200 meters at the Pac-10 Championships with minimal training. 2009: Markus played in 12 games, finishing the season with eight receptions and 11 rushes ... a majority of the rushes came on the fly sweep or catching passes behind the line of scrimmage ... scored one touchdown, a 10-yard rush against Washington State ... season-long 18-yard rush vs. Washington and season-long 25-yard reception at Oregon ... one of eight true freshmen to play.

CHANDLER: Rated a three-star recruit by and ... ranked as the 41st-best athlete prospect in the nation and the seventh best player in Arizona by ... sixth-best player in Arizona according to SuperPrep ... 736 yards receiving on 37 receptions with four touchdowns as a senior ... 23 receptions for 476 yards and six touchdowns as a junior, and added 49 tackles on defense ... three-time first team all-region and honorable mention all-state.

PERSONAL: Born February 7, 1991 in Arizona ... son of Odis and Katrina Wheaton ... Odis played basketball at Howard Payne ... has three siblings, including Marquese, who played defensive back at Southern Mississippi (2010-11) ... the cousin of former Oregon standout defensive back Kenny Wheaton (1994-97) ... participated in the initial "Beavers Without Borders" trip during spring break of 2011 - traveled to Guatemala to build a house for a needy family ... chose Oregon State because "it's hard to explain but it just felt right at Oregon State. Like you get that special feeling about a school and that's what it was for me at Oregon State" ... majoring in public health.

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