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

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

12/06/2012

Illinois Boasts 52 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees

Big Ten-Best 10 Volleyball Players Highlight Honorees

12/07/2011

Illini Place 44 Student-Athletes on Fall Academic All-Big Ten List

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

09/15/2012

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.


CAREER HIGHS
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: -

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(updated 7/22/13)

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