15 Austin Zirkle
15 Austin Zirkle
Height: 5-11
Weight: 185
Year: So
Hometown: Gilman, Ill.
High School: Iroquois West
Position: WR
gp 10
yds 406
yds/g 40.6
td 5

FRESHMAN: Started eight contest at wide receiver ... Finished the season with 28 receptions for 321 yards and two touchdowns ... Made his collegiate debut against Knox on Sept. 6, logging four receptions for 48 yards ... Tallied three receptions for 79 yards, adding his first collegiate touchdown, on Homecoming against Martin Luther on Oct. 4 ... Hauled in a season-high eight receptions for 88 yards and a touchdown, adding two kickoff returns for 37 yards, against Iowa Wesleyan on Nov. 1.

IROQUOIS WEST HIGH SCHOOL: First team All-Conference strong safety, Kankakee All-Area defensive back, and Champaign All-Area defensive back ... First team All-Conference wide receiver and free safety and Kankakee All-Area Special Mention as a junior ... Honor and High Honor Roll member throughout high school.

PERSONAL: The son of John and Dianne Zirkle of Crescent City, Ill., and Wendy and Bill Kraft of Gilman, Ill., Austin was born in Wateska, Ill. ... Has four siblings, Kaleb Kraft (28), Kolbi Kraft (24), Hilary Zirkle (22), and Natalie Zirkle (13) ... Majoring in business administration.

Recent Games
Oct 3 Greenville L, 35-14
Oct 10 Westminster (Mo.) L, 26-18
Oct 17 at Iowa Wesleyan W, 35-0
Oct 24 Crown (Minn.) W, 29-26
Oct 31 at Minn.-Morris W, 10-7
Nov 7 at Northwestern (Minn.) L, 31-20
Statistics category Overall Conf
Receptions 24 22
Yards 406 390
Yards per game 40.6 43.3
Yards per catch 16.9 17.7
Touchdowns 5 5
Date Opponent Score comp att pct yds y/a td int sac yds
Sep 5 Knox W, 32-21 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 12 at Martin Luther W, 55-21 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 19 St. Scholastica L, 21-14 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 26 at MacMurray L, 13-10 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 3 Greenville L, 35-14 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 10 Westminster (Mo.) L, 26-18 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 17 at Iowa Wesleyan W, 35-0 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 24 Crown (Minn.) W, 29-26 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 31 at Minn.-Morris W, 10-7 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 7 at Northwestern (Minn.) L, 31-20 - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rush yds y/a lng td fum lost
Sep 5 Knox W, 32-21 - - - - - - -
Sep 12 at Martin Luther W, 55-21 - - - - - - -
Sep 19 St. Scholastica L, 21-14 - - - - - - -
Sep 26 at MacMurray L, 13-10 - - - - - - -
Oct 3 Greenville L, 35-14 - - - - - - -
Oct 10 Westminster (Mo.) L, 26-18 - - - - - - -
Oct 17 at Iowa Wesleyan W, 35-0 - - - - - - -
Oct 24 Crown (Minn.) W, 29-26 - - - - - - -
Oct 31 at Minn.-Morris W, 10-7 - - - - - - -
Nov 7 at Northwestern (Minn.) L, 31-20 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rec yds y/r lng td fum lost
Sep 5 Knox W, 32-21 2 16 8.0 11 0 - -
Sep 12 at Martin Luther W, 55-21 2 90 45.0 52 1 - -
Sep 19 St. Scholastica L, 21-14 2 21 10.5 14 0 - -
Sep 26 at MacMurray L, 13-10 3 20 6.7 10 0 - -
Oct 3 Greenville L, 35-14 3 58 19.3 34 0 - -
Oct 10 Westminster (Mo.) L, 26-18 3 57 19.0 41 1 - -
Oct 17 at Iowa Wesleyan W, 35-0 1 17 17.0 17 0 - -
Oct 24 Crown (Minn.) W, 29-26 4 58 14.5 34 3 - -
Oct 31 at Minn.-Morris W, 10-7 3 48 16.0 29 0 - -
Nov 7 at Northwestern (Minn.) L, 31-20 1 21 21.0 21 0 - -
Date Opponent Score fgm fga lng xpm xpa pts
Sep 5 Knox W, 32-21 - - - - - 0
Sep 12 at Martin Luther W, 55-21 - - - - - 0
Sep 19 St. Scholastica L, 21-14 - - - - - 0
Sep 26 at MacMurray L, 13-10 - - - - - 0
Oct 3 Greenville L, 35-14 - - - - - 0
Oct 10 Westminster (Mo.) L, 26-18 - - - - - 0
Oct 17 at Iowa Wesleyan W, 35-0 - - - - - 0
Oct 24 Crown (Minn.) W, 29-26 - - - - - 0
Oct 31 at Minn.-Morris W, 10-7 - - - - - 0
Nov 7 at Northwestern (Minn.) L, 31-20 - - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score punt yds avg long in20 fc tb blk
Sep 5 Knox W, 32-21 - - - - - - - -
Sep 12 at Martin Luther W, 55-21 - - - - - - - -
Sep 19 St. Scholastica L, 21-14 - - - - - - - -
Sep 26 at MacMurray L, 13-10 - - - - - - - -
Oct 3 Greenville L, 35-14 - - - - - - - -
Oct 10 Westminster (Mo.) L, 26-18 - - - - - - - -
Oct 17 at Iowa Wesleyan W, 35-0 - - - - - - - -
Oct 24 Crown (Minn.) W, 29-26 - - - - - - - -
Oct 31 at Minn.-Morris W, 10-7 - - - - - - - -
Nov 7 at Northwestern (Minn.) L, 31-20 - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score kr yds avg lng td pr yds avg lng td
Sep 5 Knox W, 32-21 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 12 at Martin Luther W, 55-21 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 19 St. Scholastica L, 21-14 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 26 at MacMurray L, 13-10 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 3 Greenville L, 35-14 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 10 Westminster (Mo.) L, 26-18 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 17 at Iowa Wesleyan W, 35-0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 24 Crown (Minn.) W, 29-26 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 31 at Minn.-Morris W, 10-7 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 7 at Northwestern (Minn.) L, 31-20 - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gp rush rcv pr kr yds
Sep 5 Knox W, 32-21 1 - 16 - - 16
Sep 12 at Martin Luther W, 55-21 1 - 90 - - 90
Sep 19 St. Scholastica L, 21-14 1 - 21 - - 21
Sep 26 at MacMurray L, 13-10 1 - 20 - - 20
Oct 3 Greenville L, 35-14 1 - 58 - - 58
Oct 10 Westminster (Mo.) L, 26-18 1 - 57 - - 57
Oct 17 at Iowa Wesleyan W, 35-0 1 - 17 - - 17
Oct 24 Crown (Minn.) W, 29-26 1 - 58 - - 58
Oct 31 at Minn.-Morris W, 10-7 1 - 48 - - 48
Nov 7 at Northwestern (Minn.) L, 31-20 1 - 21 - - 21
Date Opponent Score pts rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm saf misc 2pt
Sep 5 Knox W, 32-21 0 - 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 12 at Martin Luther W, 55-21 6 - 1 - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 19 St. Scholastica L, 21-14 0 - 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 26 at MacMurray L, 13-10 0 - 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 3 Greenville L, 35-14 0 - 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 10 Westminster (Mo.) L, 26-18 6 - 1 - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 17 at Iowa Wesleyan W, 35-0 0 - 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 24 Crown (Minn.) W, 29-26 18 - 3 - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 31 at Minn.-Morris W, 10-7 0 - 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 7 at Northwestern (Minn.) L, 31-20 0 - 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Date Opponent Score tack ast tot sack lost tfl yds ff fr td int yds td brup blk saf
Sep 5 Knox W, 32-21 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 12 at Martin Luther W, 55-21 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 19 St. Scholastica L, 21-14 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 26 at MacMurray L, 13-10 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 3 Greenville L, 35-14 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 10 Westminster (Mo.) L, 26-18 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 17 at Iowa Wesleyan W, 35-0 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 24 Crown (Minn.) W, 29-26 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 31 at Minn.-Morris W, 10-7 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 7 at Northwestern (Minn.) L, 31-20 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
2014-15 8 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2015-16 10 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Total 18 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
2014-15 8 - - - - - - - -
2015-16 10 - - - - - - - -
Total 18 - - - - - - - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
2014-15 8 28 3.5 321 40.1 11.5 2 33
2015-16 10 24 2.4 406 40.6 16.9 5 52
Total 18 52 2.9 727 40.4 14.0 7 52
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
2014-15 8 - - - - - - - 0
2015-16 10 - - - - - - - 0
Total 18 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
2014-15 8 - - - - - - - -
2015-16 10 - - - - - - - -
Total 18 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
2014-15 2 37 18.5 0 21 - - - - -
2015-16 - - - - - - - - - -
Total 2 37 18.5 0 21 - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
2014-15 8 - 321 - 37 358 44.8
2015-16 10 - 406 - - 406 40.6
Total 18 - 727 - 37 764 42.4
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
2014-15 12 1.5 - 2 0 - - - - - - 0
2015-16 30 3.0 - 5 - - - - - - - 0
Total 42 2.3 - 7 0 - - - - - - 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
2014-15 8 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2015-16 10 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Total 18 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
Total 10 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Conference 9 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Away 5 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Wins 5 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Losses 5 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
September 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
October 5 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
November 1 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
Total 10 - - - - - - - -
Conference 9 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - -
Away 5 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 5 - - - - - - - -
Losses 5 - - - - - - - -
-
September 4 - - - - - - - -
October 5 - - - - - - - -
November 1 - - - - - - - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
Total 10 24 2.4 406 40.6 16.9 5 52
Conference 9 22 2.4 390 43.3 17.7 5 52
Exhibition - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 14 2.8 210 42.0 15.0 4 41
Away 5 10 2.0 196 39.2 19.6 1 52
Neutral - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 5 12 2.4 229 45.8 19.1 4 52
Losses 5 12 2.4 177 35.4 14.8 1 41
-
September 4 9 2.3 147 36.8 16.3 1 52
October 5 14 2.8 238 47.6 17.0 4 41
November 1 1 1.0 21 21.0 21.0 0 21
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
Total 10 - - - - - - - 0
Conference 9 - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - 0
Away 5 - - - - - - - 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 5 - - - - - - - 0
Losses 5 - - - - - - - 0
-
September 4 - - - - - - - 0
October 5 - - - - - - - 0
November 1 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
Total 10 - - - - - - - -
Conference 9 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - -
Away 5 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 5 - - - - - - - -
Losses 5 - - - - - - - -
-
September 4 - - - - - - - -
October 5 - - - - - - - -
November 1 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
Total - - - - - - - - - -
Conference - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home - - - - - - - - - -
Away - - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins - - - - - - - - - -
Losses - - - - - - - - - -
-
September - - - - - - - - - -
October - - - - - - - - - -
November - - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
Total 10 - 406 - - 406 40.6
Conference 9 - 390 - - 390 43.3
Exhibition - - - - - 0 -
-
Home 5 - 210 - - 210 42.0
Away 5 - 196 - - 196 39.2
Neutral - - - - - 0 -
-
Wins 5 - 229 - - 229 45.8
Losses 5 - 177 - - 177 35.4
-
September 4 - 147 - - 147 36.8
October 5 - 238 - - 238 47.6
November 1 - 21 - - 21 21.0
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
Total 30 3.0 - 5 - - - - - - - 0
Conference 30 3.3 - 5 - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 24 4.8 - 4 - - - - - - - 0
Away 6 1.2 - 1 - - - - - - - 0
Neutral 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 24 4.8 - 4 - - - - - - - 0
Losses 6 1.2 - 1 - - - - - - - 0
-
September 6 1.5 - 1 - - - - - - - 0
October 24 4.8 - 4 - - - - - - - 0
November 0 0.0 - 0 - - - - - - - 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
Total 10 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Conference 9 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Away 5 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 5 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Losses 5 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
September 4 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
October 5 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
November 1 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -