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Austin Jensen
Austin Jensen

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Brandenton, FL

High School:
Manatee

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 200

Position:
S

Birthdate:
01/15/1989

Major:
Exercise Science


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2010: Redshirted after a February 2010 car accident sidelined him for the season.

2009: Played in every game and continued to be a major contributor on special teams...had a blocked kick at Nebraska...as a defensive back he recorded 11 total tackles, five solo, and a tackle for a loss of one...had a season high five tackles versus Troy including four solo...injured in a car accident on his way to the season-ending banquet...will used the 2010 season as a redshirt while rehabilitating.

Motor City Bowl: Took advantage of bonus playing time to finish the game third on the team with seven tackles.

2008: Played in every game both on defense and special teams...possibly the biggest play of his sophomore season and for the entire team came on an-onside kick that Ted Czepiga forced FIU to bobble and Austin Jensen recovered the ball which set up an FAU score and eventual 57-50 overtime victory sending FAU to the Motor City Bowl...also credited with a blocked extra point attempt versus North Texas which was picked up and returned for a score...defensively, recorded 24 tackles on the year, including 15 solo...season high was seven tackles versus Central Michigan in the Motor City Bowl...prior to that he recorded four tackles versus Troy, 3 solo, and four versus North Texas...recorded a tackle in nine of the 13 games played.

New Orleans Bowl: Instrumental part of the squad's special teams in the program's first bowl game and bowl victory.

2007: Played as a true freshman and had an immediate impact with special teams' play against Oklahoma State with three tackles, all on special teams...proved to be his most productive game...recovered a fumble versus Minnesota...also recorded multiple tackles against Florida International...recovered a blocked kick against Lafayette and Memphis...credited with a blocked field goal against Monroe in the second overtime...also credited with a 20-yard kick return at Florida.

High School: Played for Joe Kinnan at Manatee High School, where he was first-team All-State (5A) as a junior...as a senior, he recorded 100 tackles, 74 were solo, 7.5 were sacks...for his prep efforts, he earned first-team All-State (5A), was the Bradenton Herald Defensive Player of the Year, Sarasota Herald Tribune Co-Defensive Player of the Year and the Channel 47 (St. Petersburg) Defensive Player of the Year...played in the Pal Bowl All-Star Game and the Florida North versus South All-Star Game.

Personal: Exercise science major...son of Mark and Kim Jensen.

FAU Career Defensive Stats
Year GMS UT AT TT Int-Yds BrUP
2007 11 5 3 8 0-0 0
2008 13 15 9 24 0-0 0
2009 12 5 6 11 0-0 0
Total 36 25 18 43 0-0 0

Austin Jensen at Minnesota

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