NAME: Austin Collinsworth
GRADUATING YEAR: 2010
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6’1”-195 lbs.
RESIDENCE: Ft. Thomas
PARENTS: Cris & Holly
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: “My dad”
FUTURE GOAL: Play in NFL
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: This 3-year varsity starter played a huge part in Highlands’ back-to-back football Kentucky state championships. He was a 1st team all-state defensive back as a sophomore and a 1st team all-state (and Junior All-American) wide receiver last season when he notched 47 receptions for 840 yards (6 TDs). Austin moved to running back this season and immediately started putting up impressive numbers – 229 yards rushing (2 TDs) vs. Covington Catholic, 185 yards rushing (2 TDs) vs. Withrow and 148 yards rushing (3 TDs) vs. Dixie Heights. Also an all-star track performer, Austin was on last year’s 3,200 relay track team that won the Kentucky state championship. His favorite athlete is Adrian Peterson, favorite entertainer is Will Farrell and his most-like-to-meet is President Obama. Austin will play at the next level, but has not yet selected a college. He is the son of former Bengals’ wide receiver and NBC "Sunday Night Football" analyst Cris Collinsworth.
Coach’s Quote -- “Austin is a perfect example of a high character student/athlete. He is a tremendous athlete and an even better person!” – Dale Mueller, Football Coach
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