Player Details

Height: 6-0
Weight: 187

POY QB Austin Gahafer Morehead State to 2016 FCS Bowl

 

 

Austin Gahafer

 

15AUSTIN GAHAFER
  • POSITION

     

    Quarterback
  • HEIGHT

     

    6-0
  • WEIGHT

     

    187
  • CLASS

     

    Senior
  • HOMETOWN

     

    Louisville, Ky.
  • HIGHSCHOOL

     

    Saint Xavier
 

Biography

STATS AT MSU – CAREER (YBY) | FRESHMAN (GBG) SOPHOMORE (GBG) | JUNIOR (GBG) | SENIOR (GBG)

AS A JUNIOR (2015) 
Named Offensive Player of the Year in the PFL …One of 25 finalists for the STATS National Offensive Player of the Year … Named Frst-Team All-PFL … Started all 11 games … Threw for 3,244 yards to go along with 24 total touchdowns … Led the conference in passing yards and passing touchdowns … Averaged 295 yards a game through the air … Rushed for three touchdowns and caught two scoring tosses, accounting for 291.5 total offensive yards per game … Totaled six games with 300 or more passing yards … Had a huge game against VMI, throwing for 447 yards to go along with four touchdowns through the air and one touchdown catch.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2014)
Named Honorable Mention All-Pioneer Football League … Named Pioneer Football League Co-Offensive Player of the Week once … Completed 288-of-451 for 2,840 yards and 23 touchdowns … Ranked second in the conference in total passing yards and yards per game … Posted eight games with 200+ yards and three with 300+ yards … Threw a career-best five touchdowns in home opener versus Pikeville (Ky.) … Passed for 352 yards (31-of-43) and three scores in come-from-behind win over Valparaiso … Notched 333 yards (24-of-33) and three touchdowns, all in first half, at Butler … Named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll.

AS A FRESHMAN (2013)
Started 11 games in first collegiate season … Completed 263-of-425 for 2,430 yards and 13 touchdowns … Averaged 220.9 passing yards per game and completed 62 percent … Recorded five games with 200+ passing yards … Had three games with 3+ touchdowns through the air … Completed 41-of-52 for 458 yards (one yard shy of school singe-game record) and three touchdowns at Valparaiso … Valpo performance eaned him mention on the Dan Patrick Show and Offensive Player of the Week nod by the Pioneer Football League … Notched 334 yards and three scores on 26-of-34 versus Campbell.

HIGH SCHOOL
Passed for 2,191 yards and 22 touchdowns his final two seasons … Started all 15 games and named his school’s Offensive Player of the Year as a senior … Helped the Tigers to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association 6A state championship in 2009 … His school also finished as a regional runner-up in 2010, 2011 and 2012 … Earned Kentucky Academic All-State Honors as a junior and senior … A member of the Saint Xavier Honor Roll all four years … Played in the Greater Louisville Football Coaches Association All-Star Game … All-district selection in 2012.