1 Dontre Wilson

Dontre Wilson Ohio State
usaUnited States
DeSoto, TX
High School
Past Teams
Ohio State
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Pronunciation: DON-tray

Jersey #: 2 (2014-16), 1 (2013)

Major: Criminology (2016), Sport Industry (2014)

Weight: 195 (2015-16), 185 (2014), 174 (2013)

2016 Media Guide: 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 … Wilson 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.

2015: 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.

2015 Media Guide: Super-quick H-back Dontre Wilson has played in 24 games for the Buckeyes over the last two seasons with five starts… he is recovering from a season-ending foot injury that occurred in the Michigan State game last season and kept him sidelined throughout the 2015 spring drills … a two-year letterwinner who is majoring in criminology, Wilson enters his junior campaign with 43 career receptions for 510 yards and five scores … he also has a career rushing average of 7.1 yards per carry with 350 yards off 49 carries and one touchdown … he trails only Ezekiel Elliott on the team in all-purpose yards with 2,047, a total that includes a two-year team-high 1,187 return yards off 57 returns (43 kickoffs at 24.4 yards per return and 14 punts at 9.7 yards per return).

2014: 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).

2014 Media Guide: Hyper-quick H-back Dontre Wilson played in all 14 games in 2013 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 … produced five games with three-or-more receptions, including a high of four vs. Purdue … opted to switch jersey numbers after his freshman campaign; from No. 1 to No. 2.

2013 Media Guide: Dontre Wilson announced Feb. 4 live on Dallas’ KDFW TV4 that he would accept his Ohio State scholarship offer and become a Buckeye … his choice gave the Buckeyes three outstanding prospects from the state of Texas in this recruiting class, along with QB J.T. Barrett and LB Mike Mitchell … 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.

High School: 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.


SeasonTeamGGSRush AttRush YdsRush AvgRush TDTgtRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDLng2 Pt ConvFumLostKRKR YdsKR AvgKR TDPRPR YdsPR AvgPR TD
2013Ohio State142312508.11NA222109.52320NANA2152324.900000
2014Ohio State103181005.60NA2130014.33400212252824.00141369.70
2015Ohio State910000NA7639.0021000716723.900000
2016Ohio State12016784.91NA2735213.054305136220.70171076.30