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Former Rockwall Star Smith-Njigba Sets Ohio State Record

Jaxon Smith-Njigba
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On Saturday, the #5 Ohio State Buckeyes continued their winning ways by shucking the Nebraska Cornhuskers 26-17. It was a record-setting day for one Buckeye player.

Jaxon Smith-Njigba Sets Ohio State Record

WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba set a new school record by hauling in 15 catches from QB CJ Stroud for 240 yards and a touchdown. His lone touchdown went 75 yards to the house as he averaged 16 yards per catch. The 240 yards receiving in a game ranks second all-time in school history.

Smith-Njigba was the first Ohio State receiver to break the 200-yard mark receiving since 2004 (Santonio Holmes). He leads the team with 35 catches for 648 yards and 3 touchdowns, averaging 18 yards per catch.

 

Jaxon Smith-Njigba-A Star for the Rockwall Yellowjackets (2017-2019)

He was a 3-year star at Rockwall High School. In his senior year, he caught 108 passes for 2161 yards and 35 touchdowns and was named 6A Player of the Year and 1st team 6A All-State by the Texas Sports Writers Association.

For his prep career, Smith-Njigba caught 288 passes for 5208 yards and 64 touchdowns.

Up next for the Buckeyes (8-1) next Saturday are the surprising Purdue Boilermakers (6-3).

 

Material for this article sourced from With Garrett Wilson out, Jaxon Smith-Njigba has career day for Ohio State (yahoo.com) by Joey Kaufman, Columbus Dispatch, November 6, 2021; Wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba’s record-setting day sparks No. 5 Ohio State over Nebraska (yahoo.com) by Paul Myerberg, USA Today, November 6, 2021. 

 

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