22 Austin Smestad
22 Austin Smestad
Height: 6-0
Weight: 205
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Shoreview, Minn.
High School: Mounds View
Position: RB

2015: Appeared in all 10 games and was second on the team and fifth in the UAA in rushing yards (486) ... Tied for team lead and was fourth in UAA in rushing touchdowns (6) ... Ran for a season-high 87 yards on 11 carries at No. 19 Centre (9/19) ... CoSIDA First-Team Academic All-District 5 ... Academic all-UAA.

2014: Started three of 10 games played at running back ... Ran for a team-high 377 yards and four touchdowns ...Second in the UAA in touchdowns (4) and fourth in rushing yards and yards per game (37.7) ... Ran for a career-high 85 yards and a TD in 59-19 win vs. Hendrix (10/11) ... UAA Offensive Athlete of the Week on Oct. 13 … WUSTL Offensive Player of the Game vs. North Park ... Capital One First-Team Academic All-District 5 ... Academic all-UAA ... 

2013: Worked way on to two-deep late in season … Picked up 196 rushing yards on 52 carries in seven games as reserve running back  … Ran for career-high 50 yards on eight carries and had two catches for 16 yards in 29-0 win vs. Case Western Reserve (11/9). 

HIGH SCHOOL: Two-year letterwinner in football and baseball at Mounds View High School … Ran for 534 yards and six touchdowns as a junior … Career totals include 974 yards and nine TDs … Team was 9-2 in 2011 and 8-2 in 2012 and conference champions … Two-time honorable-mention all-conference … Four-year academic letter … AP Scholar with honor.

PERSONAL: Majoring in chemical engineering … Son of Jack Smestad and Liz Parr-Smestad.