Football


Austin Teitsma
Austin Teitsma
44

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Glen Ellyn

High School:
Glenbard South

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 290

Position:
DL

Experience:
1-1

07/29/2014

Illini at Big Ten Media Days: Day 2

Day 2 Coverage of Big Ten Media Day in Chicago

07/28/2014

Illini at Big Ten Media Days: Day 1

Day 1 Coverage of Big Ten Media Day in Chicago

12/08/2013

Illini Honor 15 Seniors at Annual Banquet

Scheelhaase, Hull, Kynard and Brown Voted 2013 Captains

04/13/2013

Blue Holds On for 35-28 Win Over Orange

Blue Capitalizes on 5 Orange Turnovers to Grab Victory

12/06/2012

Illinois Boasts 52 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees

Big Ten-Best 10 Volleyball Players Highlight Honorees

07/30/2014

Big Ten Football Media Day 2 Photos

Photos from day 2 of the 2014 Big Ten Football Media Days and Kickoff Luncheon July 29, 2014 in Chicago.

07/28/2014

Big Ten Football Media Day 1 Photos

Photos from day one of the 2014 Big Ten Football Media Days and Kickoff Luncheon July 28, 2014 in Chicago.

12/08/2013

2013 Illinois Football Banquet

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

04/12/2013

Orange & Blue Spring Game 2013

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

11/10/2012

Illinois Football vs. Minnesota

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

2013 Junior: Started all 12 games at defensive tackle ... Sixth on the team with 53 tackles ... Also had 5.5 TFLs, 0.5 sacks, three QB hurries and one forced fumble ... Earned Service Above Self Award at annual postseason banquet ... Tied a career high with eight tackles in season finale vs. Northwestern ... Recorded a TFL and two QB hurries against Ohio State ... Picked up first half-sack of the season against Michigan State ... Set career highs with eight tackles and four solos against Wisconsin ... Picked up a career-best 1.5 tackles for loss against Miami (Ohio) and also recorded his second career quarterback hurry ... Recorded a career-high seven tackles and forced his second career fumble against Washington ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2012 Sophomore: 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 Redshirt Freshman: 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 Freshman: 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.

CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 8, twice (last vs. Northwestern, 11/30/13)
Solos: 4 vs. Wisconsin, 10/19/13
TFLs: 1.5 vs. Miami (Ohio), 9/28/13
Sacks: 0.5, 3x (last vs. Michigan State, 10/26/13)
QB Hurries: 2 vs. Ohio State, 11/16/13
Fumble Forced: 1, twice (last vs. Washington, 9/14/13)
Fumble Recovered: -
PBUs: -
Interceptions: -
Interception Return Yards: -
Touchdowns: -

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Updated July 2014

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