Austin Herink

#22 Austin Herink

HT. 6-2
WT. 205
YR. R-Fr.
HOMETOWN Cleveland, Tenn.

2017 Season

Named to the SoCon Fall Academic Team and SoCon Honor Roll … Named SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week on Sept. 27 … Enters the 2018 season ranked among ETSU career leaders in completion percentage (58.5, 2nd), completions (459, 4th), total yards (5,436, 5th), passing attempts (784, 5th),passing yards (5,169, 6th) and passing touchdowns (27, 7th) … 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 passing attempts (322, 4th), completions (182, 5th), passing yards (2213, 6th), and passing touchdowns (14, T7) … 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, along with at Furman … Set a new single-game program record by completing 15 straight passes to start the Limestone game … Set a single-game record with 26 completions in the overtime win over Mercer on Sept. 23, while recording his longest pass (78 yards) at Furman.


2016 Season

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 at quarterback for the Blue and Gold … Passed for 1,695 yards and seven touchdowns with a completion percentage of 60% (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 (163.7) … Passed for a 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 Season

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).

Prior to ETSU

Transferred from Middle Tennessee State and was a letter winner in football and basketball at Cleveland High School … passed for over 6,000 yards, combined for 67 touchdowns (52 passing/15 rushing) and completed 66.8 percent (472-706) of his passes in high school … district player of the year and all-state selection.   


Born Aug. 16, 1995 … son of Jeff and Donita Herink … majoring in sport management … played for high school coach Ron Crawford.