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#6 Austin Sumner
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 210
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Brandon, S.D.
High School: Brandon Valley H.S.
Major: Sport, Rec and Park Mgmt.
Experience: High School
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Austin has started 34 games over the past three seasons and already holds Jackrabbit career passing records for completions (631), attempts (1,085) and yards (7,824) ... has a 21-13 record as the starting quarterback ... preseason all-Missouri Valley Football Conference pick ... enters 2014 season six touchdown passes shy of SDSU career record held by Ryan Berry (56 from 2005-08) ... holds three of the top 10 single-season passing totals in school history with 2,999 yards as a junior (third), 2,443 yards as a sophomore (eighth) and 2,382 yards (10th) ... also holds Jackrabbit career total offense marks for attempts (1,314) and yards (7,678) ... enters senior season 12th in career passing and 13th in total offense among MVFC players ... has posted eight 300-yard games during record-setting career ... three-time team captain

2013
Earned honorable mention all-Missouri Valley Football Conference recognition ... started all 14 games ... opened season by completing 22-of-32 passes for 326 yards and three touchdowns versus Butler (Ind.) ... ... also threw three touchdown passes in Jackrabbit wins against Western Illinois and Northern Iowa ... scrambled for go-ahead 20-yard touchdown run in Beef Bowl win over Southeastern Louisiana ... began string of five consecutive games with 200-plus yards passing in Hobo Day game agaisnt Southern Illinois, completing 23-of-37 passes for 276 yards ... named Missouri Valley Football Conference Offensive Player of the Week after completing 15-of-19 passes for 170 yards and two touchdowns, adding eight carries for 38 yards and a touchdown in regular season 
finale at Youngstown State ... recorded career-long rush of 26 yards in Football Championship Subdivision playoff game at Northern Arizona ... completed 26-of-40 passes for 315 yards and a touchdown in postseason game at Eastern Washington

2012
Started 12 of the team’s 13 games last season in helping lead SDSU to Football Championship Subdivision playoffs ... did not start season opener at Kansas due to 
injury, but came off the bench to throw for 175 yards and a touchdown ... posted sixth career game of 300-plus yards passing with a 351-yard outing against Youngstown State in Hobo Day game as he completed 19-of-28 passes for career-high five touchdowns to earn both team and Missouri Valley Football Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors ... capped game-winning drive with 5-yard touchdown pass to Trevor Tiefenthaler in closing seconds at Southern Illinois, finishing the day 26-of-45 for 284 yards ... game at SIU was first of four consecutive games without an interception, totaling 146 attempts between pickoffs ... completed 20-of-30 passes for 272 yards and a touchdown in regular season finale versus South Dakota ... threw pair of touchdown passes in regular season meeting with North Dakota State ... threw 8-yard touchdown pass to Cam Jones on final play of first half to cap 24-point second quarter in playoff game against Eastern Illinois

2011
Named Missouri Valley Football Conference Freshman of the Year and also earned a spot on MVFC All-Newcomer Team ... started final eight games of season and played in 10 games overall ... established new league mark for passing yards by a freshman with 2,382 ... led all FCS freshmen in passing average (238.2 yards per game), total passing yards (2,382), touchdown passes (16) and total 
offense (231.10 yards per game) ... finished third in voting for inaugural Jerry Rice Award as top freshman in the Football Championship Subdivision ... topped 300-yard mark five times and threw for four touchdowns on three occasions ... named MVFC Newcomer of the Week after connecting on 22-of-35 passes for 345 yards and four scores at Youngstown State ... earned same award after completing 20-of-31 passes for 377 yards and four TDs at Missouri State ... honored as MVFC Offensive Player of the Week with 16-of-28, 328-yard, 4-TD outing versus Southern Illinois ... tied SDSU single-game mark with 37 completions against nationally ranked Northern Iowa ... led team on 16 touchdown drives of 70 or more yards

2010
Redshirted ... honored as Scout Team Offense Player of the Week in preparation for game at Indiana State

BEFORE SDSU
Rewrote the record book during a standout career at Brandon Valley High School ... a three-year starter for coach Chad Garrow, he set 14 school records and eight state passing records, including 7,612 
career yards and 88 career touchdowns. ... two-time all-state selection who was nominated to played in the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... was selected as South Dakota Gatorade Player of the Year and was named captain of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader Elite 45