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Austin Booker

Position Defensive Line
Height 6'6"
Weight 245 lbs.
Class RS-Sophomore
Hometown Greenwood, Ind.
High School Center Grove HS
Previous School Minnesota
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2023 (R-So.): Illinois: Sacked the quarterback twice for a total loss of 13 yards for a total of three tackles … at Nevada: Earned one total tackle … BYU: Produced a team-high seven total tackles, six solo … Sacked the quarterback 1.5 times for a loss of 15 yards … Earned a career-high 2.5 tackles for loss … at Texas: Earned seven total tackles for the second-straight time (five solo) … Logged 1.5 tackles for loss and half a sack … UCF: Sacked the quarterback for a loss of 12 while also forcing a fumble later in the first half … Logged two tackles for loss in the game … Finished with four total tackles, all solo. at Oklahoma State: Recorded new career high in tackles with nine, five of which were solo… Oklahoma: Totaled six tackles, four of which being solo in the victory over the Sooners…  at Iowa State: Assisted a tackle in the win over the Cyclones… Texas Tech: Totaled four tackles (all solo) including a sack for a loss of 12 yards… Kansas State: Tallied six solo tackles, and two tackles for loss, along with a sack… at Cincinnati: Tallied eight total tackles (three solo), and recorded a pass breakup in the win over the Bearcats…

2022 (So. at Minnesota): Made his Minnesota debut against Colorado and had one tackle for loss … Saw playing time against Rutgers … Played at Nebraska … Made one tackle against Northwestern … Saw game action against Iowa and at Wisconsin.

2021 (Fr. at Minnesota): Did not see game action.

High School: Attended Center Grove High School in Greenwood, Indiana … Wore No. 94 for the Trojans … Helped lead his team to the 2020 Class 6A Indiana state title … As a junior, recorded 67 tackles and eight sacks … Consensus three-star recruit … Also played basketball … Coached by Eric Moore … Ranked as the No. 31 strong-side defensive end in the nation and the No. 9 overall recruit in Indiana by 247Sports.

Personal: Son of Duaine and Katie Booker … Has two siblings, Ariana and Aubrie … Father, Duaine, played college football at Liberty University and Taylor University … Mother, Katie, played college basketball at Taylor University.