38 Austin Spitler

Austin Spitler Ohio State
usa United States
Bellbrook, OH
High School
Past Teams
Ohio State
2005, 2006

Major: Communications (2006)

Weight: 242 (2006), 228 (2005)

2006 Media Guide: Hopes to play his way into the mix at one of the three linebacker spots this year, probably at the mike … good young player who was redshirted last year … is coming off an impressive spring showing and appears ready to step up and contribute … is strong, runs well and is a tough, physical player … still learning but has demonstrated a penchant for making plays and should figure in the two-deep … only shortcoming right now is a lack of experience … will also help out on the special teams.

2005: Played with the scout team and impressed the coaches with his overall ability.

High School: Rated as the No. 2 linebacker and the No. 24 overall prospect in Ohio by Rivals.com … timed at 4.72 seconds in the 40-yard dash, bench presses 365 pounds and squats 500 pounds … 2004 first-team All-Ohio … at Ohio State’s camp in 2004 he bench pressed 225 pounds 21 times … as a senior totaled 132 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, seven quarterback sacks and two interceptions … was named the conference linebacker of the year … first-team all-conference as a junior and senior … collected 120 tackles as a junior … had a 3.3 GPA … is the first Buckeye from Bellbrook since Jim Borchers (1990, Kettering Alter) who is now a team doctor … played for Kevin Basinger.

Personal: Is the son of Greg and Dawn Spitler … has a younger sister, Blair … his father is an Ohio State graduate and his mother graduated from Marshall … enjoys water skiing and spending time around the water.


SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TD
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