Washington Commanders wide receiver Terry McLaurin has played some big games in Lucas Oil Stadium. He was part of two state championship teams at Cathedral High School and two Big Ten championship teams with Ohio State.
The 2013 Indiana Mr. Football is eager to return to the stadium for the first time as an NFL player Sunday when the Commanders visit the Indianapolis Colts.
“I’d be lying if I didn’t say it’s kind of cool to go back to where I grew up,” McLaurin said Wednesday in front of his locker.
“I was a Colts fan, sitting in Section 540 with my dad. So I had a lot of memories about Indianapolis. It’s going to be cool to be able to be on the field. As an opposing player, that’s kind of crazy, but that’s how blessed I’ve been.”
McLaurin added: “To be able to come back and share that moment with my family and my close friends, that’s pretty cool. At the end of the day, I want to win this game.”
Terry McLaurin at Lucas Oil Stadium
2012: 3 catches for 100 yards, including a 79-yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage in a 56-29 win over Mishawaka in the Class 4A championship game.
2013: 6 catches for 91 yards, including a 41-yard TD, and 3 carries for 79 yards, including a 47-yard TD, as the Irish beat Westfield 42-18 in the Class 4A title game.
2017: 2 catches for 92 yards, including an 84-yard touchdown in a 27-21 Big Ten championship game win over Wisconsin.
2018: 3 catches for 78 yards, including TDs of 16 and 42 yards in a 45-24 Big Ten title game win over Northwestern.
McLaurlin’s totals at Lucas Oil: 14 catches for 361 yards and 5 touchdowns, 1 rushing TD; 4-0 record.