H-back looks to put his stamp on the Buckeyes in his senior season
Day includes a freshmen practice, an upperclassmen practice and graduation for some
The pair are among 10 named today to the Big Ten Conference's preseason honors list
Wilson's 2,277 all-purpose yards place him among most versatile players
Nation's fourth-oldest individual award honors the Player of the Year
The Buckeyes travel to College Park to take on the Maryland Terrapins.
The Buckeyes travel to Penn State to take on the Nittany Lions in a primetime B1G matchup.
Scenes from the Buckeyes' Big Ten opener against the Scarlet Knights.
Scenes from the Buckeyes' first road game of the season at Oklahoma.
Scenes from the Buckeyes' season opener at Ohio Stadium on September 3, 2016
Ohio State Overview: Super-quick H-back Dontre Wilson is the most experienced skill position player on the roster, with 33 games played over the past three seasons … he has accumulated 2,277 all-purpose yards to also rank first among skill players (excluding quarterback J.T. Barrett) and his 50 receptions for 573 yards are also tops on the team … he also has the most kickoff return yards – 1,218 to rank fifth all-time at Ohio State – and has 136 punt return yards, figures that have helped him to be positioned on the watch list for the Paul Hornung Award this season … hisWilson injured a foot during the 2014 Michigan State game and has had some nagging issues at times since then, but he sprinted with the Ohio State track team this winter and spring and appears set for a big senior campaign … a three-year Varsity O letterwinner, Wilson is majoring in criminology.
2016 Season (Senior): Caught three passes for 47 yards and a TD in the road win at Maryland ... caught three passes for 37 yards and two TDs and also rushed five times for 36 yards in the win over Bowling Green ... added a 5-yard rushing TD in the win over Tulsa ... caught four passes for 53 yards and had an 18-yard TD catch in the win over Rutgers ... had three catches for 42 yards, including a 37-yard TD pass in the fourth quarter, in the win over Indiana ... hauled in one pass -- albeit a huge one -- a 43-yarder in the fourth quarter in the overtime win at Wisconsin.
2015 Season (Junior): Wilson played in nine games and started vs. Western Michigan, his sixth career start … he caught nine passes for 63 yards, with all of those stats coming in a four-game stretch before he missed most of the next four games due to injury … he also averaged 23.9 yards off seven kickoff returns.
2014 Season (Sophomore): Wilson played extensively in the first nine games of the season, making three starts (vs. Virginia Tech, Cincinnati and Maryland), and catching 21 passes for an even 300 yards with three scores … he was also averaging 5.6 yards per carry with 100 yards off 18 rushes, but a foot injury in the win at Michigan State ended his season except for three plays in the national championship game vs. Oregon … caught personal-bests of six passes for 71 yards in the win over Cincinnati … had a career-long 40-yard reception vs. Virginia Tech … scored touchdowns vs. Cincinnati (24 yards), (27 yards from Cardale Jones), and Michigan State (7 yards early in the fourth quarter to extend a 35-24 lead to 41-24).
2013 Season (Freshman): Wilson played in all 14 games as a true freshman and started twice, vs. Purdue and Illinois … he ranked fourth on the team behind Carlos Hyde, Braxton Miller and Corey Brown with 983 all-purpose yards … he rushed for 250 yards and 8.1 yards per carry with one touchdown (7 yards vs. San Diego State) … he caught 22 passes for 210 yards and two scores (26 yards vs. Penn State and 24 vs. Indiana) … and he led the team with 523 kickoff return yards (24.9 avg.) with a long of 51 vs. Buffalo … he produced five games with three-or-more receptions, including a high of four vs. Purdue.
More on Dontre: Wilson announced Feb. 4 live on Dallas’ KDFW TV4 that he would accept his Ohio State scholarship offer and become a Buckeye … Wilson was the No. 5 player in Texas and considered one of the Top 100 players in the nation and a consensus four-star prospect (ESPN, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports) … rated as the No. 5 all-purpose back by Rivals … ranked overall as high as No. 50 and the nation’s No. 10 running back (by Scout) … also rated No. 55 on the ESPN 150 and No. 100 on the Rivals 250 … led DeSoto, coached by Claude Mathis, to the Texas Class 5A Division I state semifinals as a senior by rushing for 1,895 yards and 37 touchdowns and catching 37 passes for 750 yards and nine scores … DeSoto finished 14-1 on the season … Wilson finished his high school career with over 3,200 rushing yards, 1,200 receiving yards and 81 touchdowns ... he is the son of Don Wilson.
DONTRE WILSON'S RECEIVING STATS
WILSON'S GAME-BY-GAME STATS2015
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