Football


Austin Roberts
Austin Roberts
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Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Rice Lake, Wis.

High School:
Rice Lake

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 230

Position:
LB

Experience:
5-4

High School: Three-star recruit by ESPN.com ... Ranked the No. 33 inside linebacker in the nation by ESPN.com ... Ranked the No. 9 player in Wisconsin by ESPN.com, No. 11 by Scout and No. 13 by 247sports ... Suffered a torn ACL in the third game of his 2013 season ... Had 152 tackles, seven forced fumbles, two pass break-ups, one interception and one fumble recovery that he returned 62 yards for a touchdown in 10 games as a junior in 2012 ... First-team All-State, All-Northwestern Wisconsin and All-Big Rivers Conference in 2012 as a linebacker, second-team all-conference as a tight end in 2012 ... Three-year letterwinner in both football and wrestling ... All-American USA Wrestler after finishing third at USA Wrestling nationals and finishing third at the state championship at 220 lbs. as junior.

Personal: Born March 28, 1996 ... Son of Kevin and Denise Roberts ... Has two brothers and one sister ... Lists Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson as his favorite athlete because he overcame adversity and still competes at the highest level ... 4.0 GPA Award and Blue Award for high GPA ... Says he grew up with Dick Butkus as his Fighting Illini hero ... Active in FCCCA, Student Council, National Honor Society and Warriors for Christ Youth Group ... Majoring in biology.

Updated July 2014

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