UNLV football will look for its senior leaders to bolster the safety position heading into 2016 season.
UNLV: Expected to compete with Javin White and Chauncey Scissum for the starting position at strong safety this fall.
2016: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by appearing in eight games, including starting two … Made his collegiate debut by starting the season-opener vs. Jackson State … Missed time because of an injury suffered at Central Michigan … Finished the season with nine total tackles.
2015: Redshirted season.
HIGHSCHOOL: A two-year letterwinner at Vallejo HS under coach Michael Wilson … Earned all-conference first team honors, named the conference MVP and named to the all-area team at wide receiver as a senior … Played multiple positions for the Red Hawks, lining up at running back, wide receiver, defensive back and linebacker … Rushed for 521 yards, had 321 yards receiving, recorded 50 tackles and made five interceptions as a senior … Scored eight touchdowns four different ways on the year: four rushing, one receiving, two interception returns and one kickoff return … A three-year letterwinner for the basketball team and earned all-conference first team honors as a junior … Also a state participant in track.
PERSONAL: Evan Lee Austrie was born in Hayward, CA … The son of Jefferson and Candace Austrie … Has one brother, Tyler … Majoring in kinesiological sciences.