2015 NFL DRAFT

Markus Wheaton, WR

School: Oregon State  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Chandler, AZ
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 189 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
7992-3
Career Notes
Set an Oregon State career record with 227 career receptions.
2012 Season
Earned First Team All Pac-12 honors with 91 catches for 1,244 yards and 11 touchdowns.
2011 Season
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 Season
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 Season
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.
High School
Rated a three-star recruit by Scout.com and Rivals.com ... ranked as the 41st-best athlete prospect in the nation and the seventh best player in Arizona by Rivals.com ... 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.
 
 
Latest News
03/16/2013 - 2013 Oregon State Pro Day: Wheaton decided to rest on all his numbers from the combine. At Lucas Oil Stadium last month, he recorded top times in the 40-yard dash (4.45), vertical jump (37-inches), short shuttle (4.02), long shuttle (11.16) and bench press (20 reps). Both Poyer and Wheaton looked good during their positional drills with one scout saying "neither did much to help or hurt themselves today." - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

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