Austin Gatewood

#12 Austin Gatewood

HT. 6-1
WT. 224
YR. Fr.
HOMETOWN Ooltewah, Tenn.

2018 (Senior): Named to the SoCon Honor Roll … Named to the SoCon Fall Academic Team … Played in all 12 games for the Bucs, garnering 10 starts on the season … Totaled 25 tackles on the year, including 12 unassisted … Finished the year with four tackles for a loss, two sacks, two forced fumbles and two quarterback hurries … Posted a season-high four tackles at home against Western Carolina (Oct. 27) … Forced fumbles in the season opener against Mars Hill (Sept. 1) and at home vs. Furman (Sept. 22) … Registered at least three tackles in six of the 12 games played.

2017 (Junior): Named to the SoCon Fall All-Academic Team and to the SoCon Honor Roll … Played in all 11 games, making 10 starts for the Bucs … Totaled 34 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, one sack, one interception and two forced fumbles … Registered two tackles for a loss, one sack and two forced fumbles in the win over Robert Morris on Oct. 7, while posting his second career interception in the win vs. VMI on Nov. 4 … Had a season-high seven tackles against The Citadel on Sept. 16 … Started 31 straight games before having the streak snapped at Samford on Nov. 11.

2016 (Sophomore): Named to the 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 breakups … Totaled a season-high nine tackles at VMI (Oct. 8), while finishing 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 (Freshman): 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 contest.

High School: 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: Son of Ted and Wendy Gatewood … Born Aug. 5, 1995 … Majoring in physical education … Played for high school coach Ted Gatewood (father).