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    Austin Teitsma
    44 Austin Teitsma

    Glen Ellyn

    High School:
    Glenbard South

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 290




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    Illinois Boasts 52 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees

    Big Ten-Best 10 Volleyball Players Highlight Honorees


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    2013 Illinois Football Banquet

    Photos from Illinois Football's 2013 postseason awards banquet, Dec. 8, 2013, at I Hotel. (Mark Jones/Illinois Athletics)


    Orange & Blue Spring Game 2013

    Photos from the Orange and Blue Spring Game at Memorial Stadium - April 12, 2013


    Illinois Football vs. Minnesota

    Illinois football vs. Minnesota @ Memorial Stadium 9/10/12


    Illinois vs. Charleston Southern

    9/15/2012 Illinois vs. Charleston Southern @ Memorial Stadium

    2012: Played in all 12 games, totaling 15 tackles, two TFLs, a half-sack, one QB hurry and one forced fumble ... Matched a career-high four tackles, posting one TFL, and recorded his first career forced fumble at Northwestern ... Recorded three tackles, including a half-TFL, against Penn State ... Had a career-high four tackles, a half-sack and a QB hurry in victory over Charleston Southern ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

    2011: Played in seven games, primarily on special teams ... Had two tackles against Michigan ... Made Illini debut against SDSU, recording a half-sack ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

    2010: Redshirted the 2010 season.

    High School: Named Western Sun Defensive Player of the Year in 2009 ... Earned All-State honors as a junior ... Garnered All-Conference honors in three seasons on varsity ... Also lettered in track and wrestling ... Was runner-up in the heavyweight division at the IHSA 2A State wrestling finals at the Assembly Hall, finishing the season with a 28-1 record ... Also advanced to the state championships in wrestling in 2009, finishing the season 35-1 ... State qualifier in track in throws as a junior ... High school football coach was Dan Starkey.

    Personal: Last name pronounced TIGHTS-muh ... Son of Doris Van Byssum and Jack Teitsma ... Born on May 23, 1991 ... Majoring in sport management ... Chose Illinois over Indiana, Northern Illinois, Ball State and Central Michigan.

    Tackles: 4, twice (last at Northwestern, 11/24/12)
    Solos: 2 vs. Michigan, 11/12/11
    TFLs: 1.0 at Northwestern, 11/24/12
    Sacks: 0.5, twice (last vs. Penn State, 9/29/12)
    QB Hurries: 1 vs. Charleston Southern, 9/15/12
    Fumble Forced: 1 at Northwestern, 11/24/12
    Fumble Recovered: -
    PBUs: -
    Interceptions: -
    Interception Return Yards: -
    Touchdowns: -

    Teitsma's Statistics


    (updated 7/22/13)

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