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Garrett Wilson wins NFL Rookie of the Week for Week 2

Wade Peery09/22/22
Article written by:On3 imageWade Peery
(Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images)

It hasn’t taken long for former Ohio State star Garrett Wilson to make his mark in the National Football League with the New York Jets. The silky-smooth rookie wideout reeled in eight catches for 102 receiving yards and two touchdowns in his team’s heart-stopping 31-30 comeback victory over the Cleveland Browns in Week 2. Wilson reeled in a 15-yard touchdown pass from Joe Flacco to stun the Browns in Cleveland with 22 seconds remaining and lift his team to an epic come-from-behind victory. For his stellar performance, he was named the Pepsi Zero Sugar Rookie of the Week for Week 2.

Check out the cool graphic the Jets made of Wilson winning the award and hitting the Browns fans with the silencer.

It’s a beautifully designed graphic. Jets fans are hoping they see Wilson on the Rookie of the Week award multiple times this season. The franchise has a number of exciting tools and weapons and it’s an exciting time to be a Jets fan with offensive weapons like Garrett Wilson, Breece Hall, Michael Carter, and Elijah Moore. On the defensive end, they boast such exceptional talents as defensive back Sauce Gardner.

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Wilson catches first NFL touchdown versus Browns

Returning to Ohio to play the Cleveland Browns, the former Ohio State star tied the AFC showdown up at seven apiece by grabbing his first NFL touchdown in the first quarter.

Flacco completed a two-yard pass to Wilson for the score.

Wilson began his collegiate career in 2019, hauling in 30 receptions for 432 yards and five touchdowns as a freshman at Ohio State. He then caught 43 passes for 723 yards and six touchdowns in 2020, also adding two rushes for 67 yards. In his final year, Wilson caught 70 passes for 1,058 yards and 12 touchdowns, adding four rushing attempts for 76 yards and one more touchdown.

He also made an impact in the return game at Ohio State, returning 34 punts for 205 yards (six yards per return) in three seasons.

According to the On3 Consensus Rankings for the 2019 cycle, Wilson was ranked as the No. 3 wide receiver in America and a five-star prospect coming out of Lake Travis (Austin, Texas).

On3’s Nikki Chavanelle also contributed to this article.