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    83   Austin Koch
    Austin Koch

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Tyndall, S.D.

    High School:
    Bon Homme HS

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 185

    Position:
    WR


    06/17/2014

    Coyote football nets 35 academic award winners

    VERMILLION, S.D.--South Dakota's football team had 35 student-athletes named 2013-14 Missouri Valley Football academic award winners announced Tuesday by the conference office.

    05/12/2014

    Once a Coyote, Always a Coyote: Meet 37 of South Dakota's Newest Alumni

    Once a Coyote, Always a Coyote: Meet 37 of South Dakota's Newest Alumni

    05/05/2014

    South Dakota Athletics honors 2013-14 award winners

    South Dakota Athletics honors 2013-14 award winners

    02/10/2014

    Football hands out team awards

    VERMILLION, S.D.--Senior linebacker Tyler Starr and sophomore quarterback Kevin Earl were among the award recipients at the 2013 University of South Dakota Football Awards Show held Saturday in the ballroom of the Muenster University Center.

    09/28/2013

    Western shuts down Coyotes in Macomb

    MACOMB, Ill.--Western Illinois running backs J.C. Baker and Nikko Watson combined to rush for 200 yards and a touchdown to lead the Leathernecks to a 24-10 win against South Dakota Saturday at Hanson Field. It was the Missouri Valley Football Conference opener for both teams.

    09/07/2013

    South Dakota vs. Kansas - USATSI Gallery

    South Dakota vs. Kansas - USATSI Gallery

    10/03/2012

    Football Vs Illinois State (9/29/12)

    Football Vs Illinois State (9/29/12)

    2013
    Started the first two games at wide receiver and played in nine games overall ... caught eight passes for 102 yards ... had three catches for 58 yards at Western Illinois (9/28) ... also tied for the team lead in special-teams tackles with eight ... named Beanie Cooper Special Teams Player of the Year (USD award) ... MVFC Honor Roll member.

    2012
    Earned a start at wide receiver at Missouri State (10/13) and played in nine of 11 games, mainly on special teams...had a special teams tackle at Northwestern (9/22) and at Missouri State.

    2011
    Saw action in nine games on special teams and as a reserve wide receiver...Had 13 total tackles with 11 solo stops, including a season-high four stops in the thirlling 30-17 win over then-No. 1 and defending FCS champion Eastern Washington (Sept. 10).

    2010
    Played in four games, including the final three of the season, as a reserve wide receiver...named USD's Scout Special Teams Player of the Week twice during the season...named USD's Scout Offensive Player of the Week once.

    2009
    Redshirted his first season in the USD program.

    Prep
    Three-year starter for Coach Byron Pudwill...starting wide receiver as a sophomore, running back as a junior and quarterback as a senior...played defensive back...rushed for over 1,900 yards and 20 touchdowns and passed for 670 yards and five touchdowns in career...named to all-conference team twice...earned all-state honors as a senior...named to Argus Leader's Elite 45....played in North-South All-Star game...helped team to three state tournament appearances and 21-11 record...two-year starting point guard on basketball team....finished with 180 career assists...named to all-conference team as a senior...qualified for state track meet nine times, including second-place finish in pole vault as a senior.

    Personal
    Son of Marty Koch and Lynn Balthis...sports management major.

    SATURDAY, SEPT 20
    FOOTBALL
     23 Northern Arizona (2-2) 21
      South Dakota (2-2) 28
    Vermillion, S.D. Box Score
    • Hall of Fame/Ag Appreciation Day
    • Saeger: 108 rush yds, 3 TDs (2 run, 1 pass)
    • Bouma: 21 car, 89 yds
    • USD INTs by Tellefsen, Bredl, Warner
    SATURDAY, SEPT 13
    FOOTBALL
      South Dakota (1-2) 20
    4 Montana (2-1) 28
    Missoula, Mont. Box Score
    • Sanders: 12 car, 74 yds, TD
    • Shufford: 3 rec, 62 yds, TD
    • Saeger: 16-25, 183 yds, TD
    • Lilly: 7 tckls, PBU; Tellefsen: 2 PBUs

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