Austin Gatewood

#12 Austin Gatewood

POS. LB
HT. 6-1
WT. 224
YR. Fr.
HOMETOWN Ooltewah, Tenn.
PREVIOUS SCHOOL East Hamilton HS

2016 Season

Named to SoCon All-Academic Team and SoCon Honor Roll … Started all 10 games before missing the final game of the season due to injury … Recorded at least one tackle in all 10 games … Finished with 53 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, two quarterback hurries and two pass break ups … Totaled a season-high nine tackles at VMI (Oct. 8), while finished with seven tackles and a forced fumble at Mercer (Nov. 5) … Had five tackles and a forced fumble against Furman (Oct. 15), while posting six tackles (three solo) and a tackle for loss in the win over Cumberland (Nov. 12) … Six tackles and a forced fumble in the season-opening double-overtime win at Kennesaw State (Sept. 3).

2015 Season

Named to the SoCon Academic Honor Roll … Started all 11 games for the Bucs … Totaled 57 tackles (33 solo/24 assisted), eight tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, one interception and four quarterback hurries … Finished with a season-high 10 tackles at Mercer (Oct. 17) … Recorded eight tackles (five solo), 3.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks and one forced fumble at Robert Morris (Nov. 7) … His interception came on Oct. 3 vs. Saint Francis … Posted at least one tackle in each of his 11 games played … Named Bowman Jewelers Defensive Player of the Week for the Robert Morris game.

Prior to ETSU

Played on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball at East Hamilton High School … was a first-team all-state selection both his junior and senior season … was named the district linebacker of the year and defensive player of the year during his prep careers … was a “best of preps” selection as well.

Personal

Born Aug. 5, 1995 … son of Ted and Wendy Gatewood … Majoring in Physical Education … Played for high school coach Ted Gatewood (father).