Ohio State redshirt senior wide receiver K.J. Hill (14) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the second half of the game against Penn State Nov. 23. Ohio State won 28-17. Credit: Amal Saeed | Photo Editor

With 70 catches in 2018, it seemed a shoe-in that K.J. Hill would secure the 48 he needed to break David Boston’s career receptions record at Ohio State this season.

It took a little longer than expected for the redshirt senior wide receiver, but Hill finally made the record-breaking grab in the third quarter of the Big Ten Championship Game against Wisconsin Saturday.

Boston caught 191 passes from 1996-98, a mark that is now only second to Hill.

Hill also places top 10 in Ohio State history in receiving yards and touchdowns.

Entering the Big Ten title game, Hill led the team in catches, and his eight touchdowns were a Buckeye second-best –– three fewer than sophomore wide receiver Chris Olave.

The Buckeyes await the College Football Playoff selection show at noon Sunday to determine their next opponent, and pending results, Hill may have two more games to set the receptions mark even higher.