Austin Heder Athlete Profile

#42 Austin Heder

Austin Heder
Position: Linebacker Height: 6-2 Weight: 242 Class: Junior Roster Years: 2011 | 2014-2015 Hometown: Pleasant Grove, UT Mission: Montreal, QC, Canada Last School: Pleasant Grove High School

Before BYU

  • No. 14 prospect in the state by
  • Ranked No. 30 nationally by among middle linebacker prospects
  • 5A All-State First Team in 2010 by Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune
  • inducted into the Utah Football Foundation Hall of Fame
  • Daily Herald Elite 11 as a senior, totaling 129 total tackles in 2010
  • Helped Vikings win the Region 4 championship in 2008
  • Wendy's All-American finalist
  • Academic All-Region
  • High honor roll with a 3.99 GPA
  • Also lettered in basketball
  • Coached by Dale Sampson


  • Parents are Bill and Lee Ann
  • Born in Provo, Utah
  • Eagle scout
  • Also recruited by Nebraska, Stanford, Harvard, Columbia, Tennesee, LSU, Vanderbilt, Utah, Boise State, Oregon State and Penn State

2011 | Freshman Year

  • Earned letterman honors 
  • Played in five games as a blocking fullback

2014 | Sophomore Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a sophomore
  • Switched back to his original linebacker position
  • Played in 10 games, starting two
  • Recorded a season-high five tackles at Cal
  • Had a pass breakup at Connecticut