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Austen Jorgensen Athlete Profile

#34 Austen Jorgensen

Position: Linebacker Height: 6-2 Weight: 232 Roster Years: 2007 | 2010-2013 Hometown: Mt. Pleasant, UT Last School: North Sanpete High School


  • Born in Mt. Pleasant, Utah
  • Parents are Trent and Julie Jorgensen
  • Married to wife Kelsie
  • Served in the Florida Tampa Mission for the LDS Church
  • Majoring in landscape management
  • Recruited by Stanford, Harvard, Princeton, Boise State, Georgia Tech, Arizona State, Illinois, Cal, Notre Dame and Utah

Before BYU

  • An honor roll student for head coach Mark Wooton
  • Earned all-state honorable mention honors as a sophomore
  • An all-state second team selection as a junior
  • Led the state with 14 sacks, 12 tackles for a loss and 115 total tackles
  • Did not play during his senior season after breaking his leg during spring football
  • A two-year letterwinner in basketball
  • An all-region basketball player as a sophomore and junior
  • Won the state championship in the javelin as a sophomore and a junior

2007 | Freshman Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a freshman
  • Played in 11 games as a true freshman
  • Recorded six tackles in a reserve role behind current NFL linebacker Bryan Kehl

2010 | Sophomore Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a sophomore
  • Played in every game, starting three
  • Finished fifth on the team with 46 tackles, including two for loss and one sack
  • Totaled seven tackles in back-to-back-to-back games against Air Force, Florida State and Nevada
  • Had three solo tackles in New Mexico Bowl vs. UTEP

2011 | Junior Year

  • Earned letterman honors a junior
  • Played in nine games at linebacker before suffering season-ending shoulder injury
  • Recorded seven tackles with four solo tackles
  • Recorded two tackles vs. Utah and two vs. UCF

2012 | Medical Redshirt Year

  • Played in first four games prior to injury
  • Recorded two tackles vs. Weber State

2013 | Senior Year

  • Recorded a career-high 11 tackles and had one tackle for loss and one quarterback hurry against Georgia Tech
  • Notched nine tackles in the win over Middle Tennessee