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  Austen Everson

Austen  Everson

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Brentwood, Tenn.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 220



2006: Started 13 of Ohio's 14 games ... Named Academic All-MAC ... Was a semifinalist for the National Football Foundation's Draddy Trophy, one of the most prestigious academic awards in college football ... Set single-season career highs with 137 completions, 1,356 yards, seven touchdowns and a 54.2 completion percentage ... Also ran for a career-high 357 yards, making him the team's second-leading rusher ... Had his streak of consecutive starts stopped at 22 when he missed the Miami game with an ankle injury ... Was named the MAC East Division Co-Offensive Player of the Week after his career-best passing performance at Northern Illinois ... Completed 23-of-31 passes for 322 yards and three touchdowns against the Huskies ... It was the first 300-yard passing game by a Bobcat since 1993 ... Rushed for 70-or-more yards three times ... Ran for a season-high 92 yards against Western Michigan, including a career-long 72-yard run ... Ran and passed for a touchdown against Buffalo ... Was the first-ever quarterback to earn the Super Iron Bobcat Award, the highest weight lifting honor a Ohio player can earn, during winter workouts.

2005: Started all 11 games ... Was the first Bobcat quarterback to start every game since Dontrell Jackson in 2000 ... Named Academic All-MAC ... Finished the season as the Bobcats' leading passer with 1,151 yards ... Finished second on the team in rushing yardage (224) and rushing touchdowns (six) ... With a touchdown pass against Buffalo, moved into 10th place on the Ohio career list (11) ... Recorded his first career punt with a quick-kick of 31 yards against Buffalo ... Set a new career high against Bowling Green with 27 pass attempts ... Had a career-high 13 completions against Pittsburgh ... Tied that mark three more times during the season in games against Kent State, Bowling Green, and Toledo ... Established a career high in touchdown passes with two against Buffalo ... Had a season-best 171-yard passing performance against Bowling Green.

2004: Played in nine games, starting at Kent State and UCF ... Completed 37-of-83 passes for 588 yards ... Threw four touchdowns and five interceptions ... Came off the bench to lead Ohio's win at Kentucky, connecting on all three of his pass attempts for 104 yards including an 89-yard touchdown to Scott Mayle ... That touchdown was the second-longest completion in school history ... Saw his first action of the season vs. Pittsburgh, completing three passes for 33 yards in the 2nd half ... Went 3-for-6 for 51 yards and one score vs. Marshall ... Completed seven of his 17 pass attempts for 55 yards vs. Toledo ... Threw for 126 yards and one score on seven completions vs. Bowling Green ... Made his first start of the season vs. Kent State, throwing for 121 yards and one score, while rushing for 35 yards and another touchdown ... Completed nine passes for 92 yards at Central Florida.

2003: Played in five games, earning his first career start and appearance against UCF ... Enjoyed a breakout day that afternoon, rushing for 130 yards and three touchdowns (on 21 attempts) and completing all four pass attempts for 118 yards and a touchdown ... Named Mid-American Conference East Division Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts ... Topped the century mark for passing two other times - 182 vs. Miami and 147 at Kentucky ... Threw touchdown passes in each of those games ... Long completion of the season was an 83-yarder against the RedHawks ... Had two other passes cover over 50 yards ... Finished the year with 491 yards passing, completing 26 of 52 (50.0 percent) ... Had three touchdowns and only one interception ... Rushed for 182 yards on 65 carries ... Longest was a 57-yarder against UCF.

HIGH SCHOOL: Named the Nashville Tennessean's All-Midstate Player of the Year ... Was a finalist for Tennessee's Mr. Football award and a two-time all-state selection ... Most Valuable Player for Region 6-5A as a junior and senior ... Recorded 5,700 yards of total offense during his career (3,800 passing, 1,900 rushing) ... Responsible for 42 touchdowns (23 on the ground and 19 through the air) ... Led Brentwood to its first-ever state championship as a senior, earning Most Valuable Offensive Player in the title game ... Passed for 1,810 yards and six touchdowns as a senior ... Completed 52.4 percent of his passes ... Also ran for 1,009 yards ... Earned three letters in baseball ... Was a member of the National Honor Society.

PERSONAL: A management and strategic leadership major ... Son of Kerwin and Minta Everson.