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#7 Austin Hinder
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Steamboat Springs, CO
High School: Steamboat Springs HS
Experience: 1 Letter

2013: Listed as one of three quarterbacks in a battle for the starting position on the post-spring depth chart along with Jared Goff and Zach Kline … completed 5-of-9 passes for 87 yards, including a 48-yard touchdown to James Grisom in a 28-24 victory for the offense over the defense in the spring game, while adding 37 yards rushing on four carries as the game’s second-leading rusher.

2012: Did not play … completed a 75-yard touchdown pass to Stephen Anderson on the final play of the spring game but had his pass attempt fail on a two-point conversation try in his Blue team’s 21-20 loss to the Gold squad … was 4-of-5 passing for 98 yards in the spring game, with one rush for six yards.

2011: Did not play.

2010: Redshirted … did not play.

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS HS: A five-star Tom Lemming recruit that the analyst also ranked No. 5 among pro-style quarterbacks nationally and the No. 38 player overall … received four stars from ESPN … Prepstar listed him as the No. 10 quarterback in the nation and the No. 39 overall player, as well as the No. 13 overall player in the Midlands … also rated among the top quarterbacks in the nation by ESPN (No. 16), Rivals (No. 23) and Scout (No. 34) … listed by Sporting News as the nation’s No. 87 overall player … Scout had him as the No. 4 player overall in Colorado, while Rivals listed him No. 6 … earned national recognition after his 2009 senior season by playing in the prestigious U.S. Army All-American Bowl and being named a MaxPreps Small School All-American … honored as a senior with the Gatorade Colorado Player of the Year selection, as well as MaxPreps Class 3A Player of the Year for Colorado and Denver Post Offensive Player of the Year awards … completed 170-of-286 passes (59.4%) for 2,205 yards and 25 touchdowns with only six interceptions as a senior, when he also rushed for 889 yards and 14 TDs to lead his team to a 13-1 overall record and the state championship game … was 93-of-185 for 1,288 yards and 15 TDs through the air as a 2008 junior, while running for 594 yards and seven scores … threw for 15 TDs as a 2007 sophomore … grandson of legendary Cal Athletic Hall of Famer and long-time NFL and collegiate coach Jim Hanifan, who served as head coach of the St. Louis Rams (1980-85) and interim head coach of the Atlanta Falcons (1989) among his many coaching jobs before retiring from coaching in 2003.

OTHER: Full name is Austin Hanifan Hinder … born September 27, 1991 … parents are Bill and Kathy Hinder … major is American studies

LAST UPDATED: July 16, 2013

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