2013 NFL Draft Player Profile – WR Markus Wheaton

The program was named very quickly as “Beavers without Borders”, and it had nothing to do with small animals with big teeth and paddle like tails.

Two years ago athletes from Oregon State University took their spring break time and traveled to Alotenango, Guatemala. There the group built a house in just six days for a family of nine people.

It was a life changing experience for Beavers WR Markus Wheaton.

“It opens your eyes,” Wheaton said. “I realize how good we have it here. I really don’t feel like I can complain about anything now, after seeing how they’re living and they’re not really stressing about anything.”

Wheaton was one of four football players that made the trip, joined by a basketball player, swimmer and former football players and a gymnast. They worked long hours in manual labor completing the house with indoor plumbing in just those six days.

“That house was tiny, but it was more than they had ever had,” Wheaton said. “They were so thankful. It left you thinking you had really done something great for those people.”

There’s another life changing experience coming up for Wheaton – the NFL Draft. The all-time receptions leader at Oregon State figures to be a second or third-round choice. Here’s Markus Wheaton’s story.

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