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Manuel Austin
Manuel Austin

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Los Gatos, Calif.

High School:
Los Gatos

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 185

Position:
FL

Experience:
3L

Washington: Will miss his final season of eligiblity in 2000 after suffering a major knee injury during spring drills.

1999: Earned his third letter ... backup at flanker ... had one catch for 11 yards in Washington's 35-30 victory against Stanford.

1998: Backup at flanker during the season ... played in every game except for BYU and Utah State ... only reception during the regular season was an eight-yard catch at USC ... that proved to be his first career reception ... caught an 11-yard TD pass in Oahu Bowl.

1997: Appeared in eight regular-season games plus the Jeep Aloha Bowl ... earned his first letter ... did not register any receptions during the regular season ... led the White squad with seven catches for 111 yards and two scores in the 1998 spring game.

1996: Redshirted the season ... named the most improved receiver at the end of spring drills.

High School and Personal: Born Jan. 7, 1978 ... mother's name is Linda, father's name is Manuel, Jr. ... father is a small business owner ... has one older brother, Quinn, and one older sister, Catherine ... named the Santa Clara League's DeAnza Division most valuable player ... Central Coast Section's Player of the Year ... chosen by the San Jose Mercury News as its Player of the Year ... selected to the Tacoma News Tribune's "Western 100" team ... coached by Horace Cattolico ... as a senior he caught 45 passes for 1,009 yards and 10 TDs ... rushed the ball 83 times for 937 yards from the receiver position ... scored a total of 21 touchdowns as a senior, including three punt returns for scores ... helped Los Gatos to a 9-4 record and the CCS Division III Championship ... was a team captain and voted team MVP ... played free safety on defense and totaled 62 tackles with two interceptions ... named an honorable mention All-American by USA Today ... an all-conference and all-state selection ... also lettered in basketball, baseball and track ... pursuing a degree in American ethnic studies.

YearG-SRec.Yds.Avg.TDLG
19978-0000.000
19989-0188.008
19991-011111.0011
Total18-02199.5011
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