Austin Herink

#22 Austin Herink

POS. QB
HT. 6-2
WT. 205
YR. R-Fr.
HOMETOWN Cleveland, Tenn.
PREVIOUS SCHOOL Cleveland HS

2018 (R-Senior): Named to SoCon Fall Academic Team … Concluded the season with 1,825 passing yards with six touchdowns in 11 games played (eight starts) … Two of his six touchdown passes were a season-high 54 yards (vs. Furman (Sept. 22) and Chattanooga (Sept. 29)) … Capped off the year with a .591 (156-of-264) completion percentage, completing a season-high 28 passes and 294 yards against Western Carolina (Oct. 27) … Tallied 174 yards on the ground in 74 attempts with four touchdowns … Ranked fifth in the SoCon in total offense with 1,999 yards … Finished his career ranked second in program history in pass attempts (1,048), completions (615) and completion percentage (.587), while ranking third in yards (6,994) and fifth in touchdowns (33).

2017 (R-Junior): Named to the SoCon Fall Academic Team and SoCon Honor Roll … Named SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week on Sept. 27 … Broke ETSU’s single-game passing record with a 434-yard game at Furman on Sept. 30 … Ranked among the Bucs’ single-season leaders in pass attempts (322, 4th), completions (182, 5th), passing yards (2,213, 6th) and passing touchdowns (14, T-7th) … Ranked fifth in the SoCon in total offense (201.7) and total offensive touchdowns (15) … Tied a career-high with three touchdown passes in the season-opening win against Limestone and Furman … Set a new single-game program record by completing 15 straight passes to start against Limestone … Recorded a career-high 78-yard pass against Furman.

2016 (R-Sophomore): Named to SoCon All-Academic Team and SoCon Honor Roll … Named SoCon Offensive Player of the Week following ETSU’s win over Western Carolina at Bristol Motor Speedway (Sept. 17) … Started all 11 games at quarterback for the Blue & Gold … Passed for 1,695 yards and seven touchdowns with a completion percentage of .596 (161-for-270) … Rushed for 106 yards and three touchdowns … Ranked seventh in the SoCon in passing yards per game (154.1), passing efficiency (115.0) and total offense per game (163.7) … Passed for a then career-high 269 yards and three touchdowns in the Bucs’ win over Western Carolina … Set a career high in completions (25) at Mercer (Nov. 5) … Recorded at least one touchdown pass in the Bucs’ final four games of the season (The Citadel, Mercer, Cumberland and No. 18 Samford) … Rushed for two touchdowns in the win over West Virginia Wesleyan (Oct. 20).

2015 (R-Freshman): Started all 11 games at quarterback for the Bucs … Was named to the SoCon Academic Honor Roll … Led the team in completions (116), passing yards (1,261), passing touchdowns (6) and completion percentage (60.4) … Also rushed for 155 yards and five touchdowns … Ranked 33rd in FCS in completion percentage … Earned two Bowman Jewelers Offensive Player of the Week honors (Maryville and Kentucky Wesleyan) … Totaled season-high 261 passing yards against Emory and Henry (Sept. 26), while rushing for a season-best 134 yards in the win over Kentucky Wesleyan (Nov. 21) … Rushed for two touchdowns and threw for three scores with 220 passing yards against the Panthers … Completed 14 of his 17 passes vs. KWC, while going 10-of-13 at Charleston Southern (Sept. 17) and 11-for-15 vs. Maryville (Sept. 10) … Threw and rushed for one touchdown in the win over Warner (Oct. 31).

Previous School(s)
Middle Tennessee State
2014 (Freshman): Did not make any appearances as a true freshman.

High School: Letterwinner in football and basketball at Cleveland High School … Passed for over 6,000 yards, combined for 67 touchdowns (52 passing/15 rushing) and completed .668 percent (472-of-706) of his passes in high school … District Player of the Year and All-State selection.

Personal: Son of Jeff and Donita Herink … Born Aug. 16, 1995 … Majoring in sport management … Played high school football for Coach Ron Crawford.