The Pittsburgh Steelers have chosen former Oregon State wide receiver Markus Wheaton in the third round of the NFL draft.
The 6-foot-1 Wheaton caught 91 passes for 1,244 yards and 11 touchdowns for the Beavers in 2012. The Steelers are in need of depth at receiver after Mike Wallace left for the Miami Dolphins last month.
Wheaton also gives the Steelers some versatility. He also...
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April 26, 2013
The Pittsburgh Steelers have selected Oregon State wide receiver Markus Wheaton with their third round pick of the 2013 NFL draft.
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A challenge that was accepted by Wheaton and cornerback Jordan...
The Patriots’ loss of Wes Welker was the most controversial move of the offseason, but Brandon Lloyd‘s departure also left a major hole in the NFL’s most potent passing attack.
So, with Tom Brady now looking to Danny Amendola and a few uncertainties on the outside, Bill Belichick knows he needs to find at least one more primary target heading into next season, even if it means...
Oregon State WR Markus Wheaton
Green Bay Packers NFL Draft prospect profile: WR Markus Wheaton
Markus Wheaton, WR Oregon State
5-11, 189 pounds
Hometown: Chandler, AZ
40 time: 4.45
225-pound bench: 20 reps
20-yard shuttle: 4.02
60-yard shuttle: 11.16
News and Notes:
Three-year starter … Holds the Oregon State school record...
Beavers return to bowl game
It’s been three long years since the Beavers have sniffed a bowl game. And though their triumphant return to college footballs’ postseason isn’t a BCS berth, this is still a huge game.
Oregon State will face off against Texas in the Alamo Bowl—that just happens to be played in Texas.
But the Beavs have been one of college football’s best underdog...
Replacing an offensive catalyst
With senior wideout Markus Wheaton headed to the NFL draft this spring, Oregon State will have a huge void to fill on its depth chart.
Since his junior season, Wheaton has been the Beaver’s go-to receiver on offense. He led the team with 986 yards and 73 catches in 2011, while averaging 13.5 yards per catch.
He took that to a whole new level in 2012...
Colonels vs Beavers: Love ‘em & hate ‘em style
After a disappointing Civil War loss, Oregon State stayed focused in this 77-3 blowout of Nicholls State. No doubt the confidence is brewing heading into the upcoming bowl season.
Markus Wheaton continued his prolific season in this game, putting up 123 yards on 12 catches with a touchdown. He also had...
Markus Wheaton swears he didn't know he was close to setting Oregon State's school record for career receptions against lower-division Nicholls State.
''I was wondering why I was getting the ball so much,'' the senior receiver laughed after 12 catches for 123 yards and a touchdown in No. 16 Oregon State's 77-3 rout of lower-division Nicholls State on...
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December 01, 2012
Two of the keys to No. 13 Oregon State's surprising turnaround this season are Markus Wheaton and Brandin Cooks, who don't hesitate in proclaiming themselves the best receiving duo in the Pac-12.
Some of the numbers certainly back them up.
While USC's Marquise Lee grabs all the headlines out West, Wheaton and Cooks are combining to average more than 211 receiving yards...
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November 07, 2012
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“Our dedication and hard work is paying off,” Markus Wheaton, the star wide receiver humbly stated after the game. The reward was a 6-0 start to the season, the first time since 1907, making the Oregon State Beavers bowl eligible and No. 7 in the BCS poll.
The Utah Utes and Oregon State Beavers struggled on offense. The difference in this hard fought chess match was the 4 turnovers...