Nov. 6, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Jeff Heuerman's career-best receiving day last Saturday vs. Purdue has earned the junior from Naples, Fla., and Barron Collier High School the John Mackey Tight End of the Week award.
Heuerman tied a career-best with five receptions vs. the Boilermakers and he set personal bests with 116 receiving yards and with a long reception of 40 yards. His 40-yard gain was the first score for the Buckeyes and it came on the team's second offensive play from scrimmage. Heuerman gained four first downs on the afternoon and had additional catches covering 24, 34 and 18 yards.
The game marked the first time an Ohio State tight end had topped 100 receiving yards since Rickey Dudley recorded 106 against Tennessee in the 1996 Citrus Bowl. Heuerman's 116 yards were also the most by an Ohio State tight end in 30 years, or since John Frank had 123 receiving yards vs. Michigan in 1983.
Heuerman, who is fourth on the team with 20 receptions for 255 yards and two touchdowns, and the Buckeyes have an "off" week this week. The team returns to action Nov. 16 with a game at Illinois; time and television network still TBA.