Austin Herink

#22 Austin Herink

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

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.