Player Bio

Markus Wheaton
WR #12
Height:
5-11
Weight:
185
College:
Oregon State
Experience:
5
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 58 110 1,559 14.2 26.9 72 8 18 7 74 0
2017 CHI 11 3 51 17 4.6 22 0 2 0 2 0
2016 PIT 3 4 51 12.8 17 30T 1 1 0 2 0
2015 PIT 16 44 749 17 46.8 72T 5 9 5 32 0
2014 PIT 16 53 644 12.2 40.3 47T 2 5 2 33 0
2013 PIT 12 6 64 10.7 5.3 21 0 1 0 5 0
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 58 4 0.1 19 4.8 0.3 0 12 1 25 0 0 0
2017 CHI 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2016 PIT 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 PIT 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 PIT 16 4 0.3 19 4.8 1.2 0 12 1 25 0 0 0
2013 PIT 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 58 27 636 23.6 41 0 19 1 0 0
2017 CHI 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2016 PIT 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 PIT 16 5 105 21 28 0 3 0 0 0
2014 PIT 16 20 494 24.7 41 0 15 1 0 0
2013 PIT 12 2 37 18.5 25 0 1 0 0 0
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 58 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2017 CHI 11 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2016 PIT 3 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 PIT 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2014 PIT 16 2 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 PIT 12 7 7 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

PRO CAREER: Owns 107 receptions for 1,508 yards (14.1 avg) and 8 touchdowns in 47 games (22 starts) over four NFL seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers (2013-16) … Set career-highs in receptions (53) in 2014 and receiving yards (749) and touchdowns (5) in 2015.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 3rd round (79th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft... Signed with the Bears (3/9/17).

2016 SEASON: Was limited to four receptions for 51 yards (12.8 avg) and one touchdown in three games (two starts) due to injury for the Pittsburgh Steelers. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 3-2

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2015 – Appeared in 16 games (8 starts) for the Steelers, recording 44 receptions for a career-high 749 yards (17.0 avg)...Also caught a career-high 5 touchdowns which ranked 3rd on the team. 2014 - Played in 16 games (11 starts)  for the Steelers recording a career-high 53 receptions for 644 yards (12.2 avg) and 2 TDs... Finished 4th on the team in yards and  receptions. 2013 - Caught 6 passes for 64 yards (5.3 avg) as a rookie for the Steelers.

COLLEGE: Appeared in 49 games (33 starts) at Oregon State (2009-12), starting 30 consecutive contests at split end...Left Oregon State, with school's all-time record with 227 receptions, he ranked third on the school's career chart with 2,994 receiving yards and ranked sixth with 16 touchdown receptions...added 631 rushing yards with five touchdowns on 83 carries...also tallied 3,774 all-purpose yards on 346 touches...became one of only three players in school history to record 200+ receptions...Gained at least 100 yards receiving 11 times, which tied him for third in school history...Was one of only 10 players in school history to record at least 10 receptions in a game more than once, and is only one of three players with at least four 100-yard receiving games...also was a standout track athlete, excelling in the 60, 100 and 200-meter runs...named first-team All-Pac 12 Conference, and received All-American second-team accolades from The NFL Draft Report, in addition to being named third-team by CBS Sports and honorable mention by Sports Illustrated in 2012...In 2012, led the team with 1,402 all-purpose yards... received All-Pac 12 Conference honorable mentionhonors in 2011.

PERSONAL: Attended Chandler High School (Chandler, Arizona)...Named All-Fiesta League and All-Division V as a senior...Attended Mountain Pointe High School (Phoenix, Arizona) as a junior...Earned All-Region and All-Class 5A Central League playing wide receiver and defensive back.
PRO CAREER: Owns 107 receptions for 1,508 yards (14.1 avg) and 8 touchdowns in 47 games (22 starts) over four NFL seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers (2013-16) … Set career-highs in receptions (53) in 2014 and receiving yards (749) and touchdowns (5) in 2015.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 3rd round (79th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft... Signed with the Bears (3/9/17).

2016 SEASON: Was limited to four receptions for 51 yards (12.8 avg) and one touchdown in three games (two starts) due to injury for the Pittsburgh Steelers. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 3-2

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2015 – Appeared in 16 games (8 starts) for the Steelers, recording 44 receptions for a career-high 749 yards (17.0 avg)...Also caught a career-high 5 touchdowns which ranked 3rd on the team. 2014 - Played in 16 games (11 starts)  for the Steelers recording a career-high 53 receptions for 644 yards (12.2 avg) and 2 TDs... Finished 4th on the team in yards and  receptions. 2013 - Caught 6 passes for 64 yards (5.3 avg) as a rookie for the Steelers.

COLLEGE: Appeared in 49 games (33 starts) at Oregon State (2009-12), starting 30 consecutive contests at split end...Left Oregon State, with school's all-time record with 227 receptions, he ranked third on the school's career chart with 2,994 receiving yards and ranked sixth with 16 touchdown receptions...added 631 rushing yards with five touchdowns on 83 carries...also tallied 3,774 all-purpose yards on 346 touches...became one of only three players in school history to record 200+ receptions...Gained at least 100 yards receiving 11 times, which tied him for third in school history...Was one of only 10 players in school history to record at least 10 receptions in a game more than once, and is only one of three players with at least four 100-yard receiving games...also was a standout track athlete, excelling in the 60, 100 and 200-meter runs...named first-team All-Pac 12 Conference, and received All-American second-team accolades from The NFL Draft Report, in addition to being named third-team by CBS Sports and honorable mention by Sports Illustrated in 2012...In 2012, led the team with 1,402 all-purpose yards... received All-Pac 12 Conference honorable mentionhonors in 2011.

PERSONAL: Attended Chandler High School (Chandler, Arizona)...Named All-Fiesta League and All-Division V as a senior...Attended Mountain Pointe High School (Phoenix, Arizona) as a junior...Earned All-Region and All-Class 5A Central League playing wide receiver and defensive back.
 

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  • Sunday notebook: Wheaton breaks finger

    Posted Aug 13, 2017

    In his first padded practice since undergoing an appendectomy July 30, Bears receiver Markus Wheaton sustained a broken pinkie finger Sunday.

  • Markus Wheaton 'here to make plays'

    Posted Mar 13, 2017

    After being slowed by a shoulder injury last year, new Bears receiver Markus Wheaton is eager to revert to the form he showed with the Steelers the previous two seasons.

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