Wheaton, Markus

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    Pittsburgh-Steelers-Markus-Wheaton3.jpgMarkus Wheaton is a professional football player who plays wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers.  The 2009 graduate of Chandler High played one year of football at Chandler after transferring from Mountain Point High School.  His standout senior season at Chandler included 37 catches for 736 yards and 4 touchdowns, while rushing the ball 29 times for 304 yards and 2 touchdowns.  He was a well regarded college football prospect coming out of high school, and chose to attend Oregon State University

    Markus' Oregon State career was one for the record books.  When it was all said and done, he was listed in the top ten in career receptions (227, #1), career receiving yards (2,994, #3), career recieving touchdowns (16, 6th), career 100 yard receiving games (11, #3), single season receptions (91, T#1), and single season receiving yards (1,244, #6).  Markus earned numerous awards, including several All-PAC12 Conference selections, and was a cbssports.com 3rd Team All American. 

    Markus' stellar college career led him to be selected in the 3rd Round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers.  His rookie campaign was slowed by injuries, but he still managed to play in 12 games, starting 1, and making 6 catches for 64 yards.

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    Markus Wheaton
     

     

    Inducted into 
    Chandler
    Sports
    Hall of Fame
    Feb 13, 2016
     

    Sport School/Affiliation Accomplishments

    Football
    Baseball

    Chandler High School
    2008

    Senior stats: 37 rec., 736 yards, 4 TDs
                              29 rush, 304 yards, 2 TDs

    Senior- 2008 1st Team All-Region
    Senior- 2008 Honorable Mention All-State
    Senior- 3 star prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com
    Seniot- 41st overall prospect in the nation by Rivals.com

    Football Oregon State University
    2009-2012

    Senior- 2012 NFL Draft Report All-American
    Senior- 2012 CBS Sports 3rd Team All-American
    Senior- 2012 Sports Illustrated Honorable Mention All-American
    Senior- 2012 1st Team All-Pac12
    Senior- 2012 Biletnikoff Award Candidate
    Senior- 2011 Honorable Mention All-Pac12
    Senior- 2011 Biletnikoff Award Watch List

    OSU Record: 227 career receptions (#1)
    OSU Record: 2,994 career receiving yards (#3)
    OSU Record: 16 career receiving TDs (#6)
    OSU Record: 11 career 100+ yard receiving games (#3)
    OSU Record: 91 receptions, single season (T1)
    OSU Record: 1,244 receiving yards, single season (#6)

    Football Pittsburgh Steelers
    (NFL)
    2013-present
    79th overall pick of the 2013 NFL draft (3rd round)
    2013:  12 G; 6 REC; 64 YDS; 0 TD
    2014:  16 G; 53 REC; 644 YDS; 2 TD
    2015: 16 G; 44 REC; 749 YDS; 5 TD

     

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