3 Greatest Wide Receivers in Ohio State History

Zach Brunner
The greatest wide receivers in Ohio State Buckeyes history, including David Boston.
The greatest wide receivers in Ohio State Buckeyes history, including David Boston. / Mike Powell/Getty Images
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The Ohio State Buckeyes have recently been known for their elite, explosive offensive play. However, this is not something that has just recently been true. They have been among the greats among college football programs over the years. One of the positions they have fielded a great deal of talent is the wide receiver position. 

With that in mind, here are the three best wide receivers in Ohio State history.

3. Ten Ginn Jr., 2004-06

Ohio State's Ted Ginn during a Saints game.
Ohio State's Ted Ginn during a Saints game. / Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

While this selection may be a bit controversial, it's tough to argue against Ted Ginn Jr. being among the best overall players to play wide receiver for the Buckeyes. In his three seasons, he caught 1,943 yards (11th in program history), with 15 touchdowns. What puts Ginn over the top is the other ways he was able to contribute to the team as well. He ran for another 213 yards and 3 touchdowns while tallying 900 yards and 6 touchdowns on punt returns and 1,012 yards and 2 touchdowns on kick returns.

2. Cris Carter, 1984-86

Cris Carter on the sideline of a Vikings game.
Cris Carter on the sideline of a Vikings game. / Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Most people think of Cris Carter first for his NFL Hall-of-Fame career, but he was terrific during his time with Ohio State as well. With 2,725 receiving yards, he is fourth all-time in Buckeyes history. He also checks in at third in receiving touchdowns (27), having scored at least 8 times in all three of his seasons at Ohio State.

1. David Boston, 1996-98

David Boston is Ohio State's all-time receiving leader.
David Boston is Ohio State's all-time receiving leader. / Norm Hall/Getty Images

David Boston is the all-time Buckeye leader in both receiving yards (2,855) and receiving touchdowns (34). This becomes even more impressive when noting that he did this in just three seasons. Boston's peak came in his junior year, when he racked up 1,435 yards (16.9 per reception) and 13 touchdowns while leading the Buckeyes to a Sugar Bowl victory over Texas A&M, catching 11 passes for 105 yards in the win.


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