Markus Wheaton Celebrity Life
Born on February 7, 1991, Markus Wheaton is a retired American football wide receiver. He has also played as a kick returner in the NFL league.
Wheaton was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, where he spent his childhood. He did his schooling from Mountain Pointe High School, where he started playing football as a junior.
He played as a lead player for his high school team from 2005-2007 in his first school. For his senior schooling, he was transferred to Chandler High School, where he continued playing for the school team.
He held an impressive record of 736 yards receiving on 37 receptions with four touchdowns playing as a senior.
Markus participated in the 5A Fiesta Regional Championships during his college days and impressed everyone with his sprinting talent. He ran 400m in just 46.80 seconds, which was his career-best.
His professional football career began when the Pittsburgh Steelers selected him in the second round (29th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Pittsburgh drafted him in 2013 with the 28th overall pick of this year's NFL Entry Draft (second round) from Oregon State University.
His first match in the NFL league was against the Tennessee Titans on September 29, 2013.
He played decent in that game and made three catches for 26 yards. The rest of the season went well for him, and he finished his rookie season with six catches for 64 yards.
Wheaton's future became somewhat bleaker after the team selected receiver Sammie Coates in the 2015 draft, especially considering that the Steelers were never obligated to keep their own receivers after their contracts expired.
The next season, 2016, was not a very impressive one for Wheaton. He failed to play in all the games for the Steelers as he got injured during a game.
The franchise put him on the list of the injured reserve, and he couldn't play any more matches that season.
A former third-round pick, Wheaton spent the first four years of his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers as a wide receiver.
Dealing with Philly gave up a fifth-round draft pick in 2016 who was traded for Brandon Boykin. They got more than they lost in this trade last season, and Pittsburgh could get more out of it in return.
So, Wheaton was released from the franchise; after that, he signed a two-year contract with Chicago Bears on March 10, 2017. But due to his poor performance in the 2017 NFL season, he was released by the Bears.
He then signed a 1-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, but the franchise soon released him. Finally, on January 22, 2019, Markus announced his retirement from NFL and football.
Stats and Achievements
In his five years of NFL career, Wheaton played a total of 58 games and scored in 22 games. He was not an extraordinary player, but he won many crucial matches for the team. For his performance, he was awarded First-team All-Pac-12 in the 2012 NFL season.
His career stats and records are as follows:
- Total receptions: 110
- Receiving yards scored: 1,559
- Total number of receiving touchdowns: 8