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Austin Wheatley
Austin Wheatley

Milan, IL

High School:
Rock Island HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 250



1999 - -Played in all 11 games, with three starts...had nine catches for 103 yards and no TDs...13 yards on two catches vs. catch for five yards at Michigan State...26 yards on two receptions vs. Penn catch for 11 yards vs. catch for 19 yards at Ohio State...two catches for 29 yards vs. Minnesota...1998 Honors- - offensive hustle award vs. Iowa State...1998 - -played in 11 games, with one start coming at Indiana...nine receptions for 137 reception for 37 yards vs. Iowa yards on one catch vs. Arizona...two receptions for 53 yards vs. Illinois...31 yards on one catch vs. reception for 8 yards at Minnesota...1997 Honors - -special teams MVP vs. Northern Iowa and offensive hustle award vs. Illinois...1997 - -saw action at tight end and also handled punting duties early in the during middle portion of the season due to hand catches for 108 yards and one touchdown...punted 5 times for 41-yard average, with a best of 59 yards...two of five punts were downed inside opponent catch for 40 yards in opening win vs. Northern Iowa...four catches for 47 yards in win over Illinois...two catches for 21 yards at Ohio State, including four-yard reception for Iowa's only touchdown...three punts for 46-yard average vs. Northern Iowa, with career-best 59-yarder...33.5 average on two punts vs. Tulsa...1996 - -saw limited action as tight end and on special teams but had no statistics...1995 - -redshirted...offensive scout team MVP vs. Wisconsin.

High School Honors - -Named first-team Division 5A all-state, all-metro and all conference as a tight end and punter...named to Top 100 Illinois Seniors by Champaign News-Gazette as tight end...Career - -averaged 43 yards per punt in 1994 and caught nine passes for 271 yards with three touchdowns...set a school record with a 68-yard punt...also lettered in track and field...high school coach was Vic Boblett.

Personal - -art major...member of National Honor Society

Receiving No. Yds. Avg. TDs Lng statistics
Punting No. Yds. Avg. Lng Blk
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