Cal Football BIO
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Austin Hinder
Player Profile:
Austin Hinder 1250454
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Steamboat Springs, CO
High School: Steamboat Springs HS
Experience: 1 Letter

Twitter: @hinder7 | @calfootball
Instagram: hinder7 | cal_football

Career Stats
Game Logs: 2014 | 2013

Hinder saw action in each of the final two seasons during his five campaigns with the program, playing in three games off the bench and completing 2-of-7 passes for 29 yards while adding seven rushes for 19 yards. Hinder was in a three-way competition for the team’s starting quarterback job along with Jared Goff and Zach Kline during the spring of 2013 and into training camp in a battle that was eventually won by Goff. He is on track to graduate from Cal in the summer of 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in American studies.
 
Cal Career (2010-14)
► Played in three games off the bench with all of his action coming over the final two seasons of his five campaigns with the program
► Completed 2-of-7 passes (28.6%) for 29 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions for a 63.37 passer efficiency rating, while adding seven rushes for 19 yards
► Had a 16-yard pass that was the longest of his career as a 2013 junior at Washington, while his longest career rush was a seven-yarder vs. Sacramento State as a 2014 senior
► On track to graduate from Cal in the summer of 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in American studies

Senior (2014)
► Played in one game off the bench vs. Sacramento State and completed 1-of-3 passes for 13 yards while adding 11 yards on the ground on four carries for 24 total yards
► Completed 6-of-12 passes for 41 yards with one interception during the team’s spring game, while rushing four times for 13 yards
 
Junior (2013)
► Saw the first action of his collegiate career by playing in two games off the bench at Washington and at Stanford, compiling totals of 1-of-4 passing for 16 yards and a 58.60 passer efficiency rating and three rushes for eight yards
► Had all his passing stats and two rushes for seven yards in his collegiate debut at Washington, while he rushed one time for one yard at Stanford
► Completed 5-of-9 passes for 87 yards in the spring game, including a 48-yard touchdown to James Grisom, while adding 37 yards rushing on four carries as the game’s second-leading rusher
► Listed as one of three quarterbacks in a battle for the starting position on the preseason depth chart along with Jared Goff and Zach Kline in a competition that was eventually won by Goff, with Athlon ranking the quarterback battle as one of the top 12 in the nation in its preseason magazine

Sophomore (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 on a two-point conversation try fail 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
 
Freshman (2011)
► Did not play

Freshman (2010)
► Redshirted
► Did not play

Steamboat Springs HS (Class of 2010)
► 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, as well as the MaxPreps Class 3A Player of the Year for Colorado and Denver Post Offensive Player of the Year
► Completed 170-of-286 passes (59.4%) for 2,205 yards and 25 touchdowns with only six interceptions as a senior, while 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

Recruiting Rankings (Class of 2010)
► 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 No. 39 overall player, as well as the No. 13 overall player in the Midlands
► Ranked 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
 
Other
► Full name is Austin Hanifan Hinder
► Born September 27, 1991
► Parents are Bill and Kathy Hinder
► 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

Hinder's Career Game Highs
Rushes: 4 (vs. Sacramento State, 2014)
Rushing Yards: 11 (vs. Sacramento State, 2014)
Long Rush: 7 (vs. Sacramento State, 2014)
Pass Completions: 1 (twice, last vs. Sacramento State, 2014)
Pass Attempts: 4 (at Washington, 2013)
Passing Yards: 16 (at Washington, 2013)
Long Pass: 16 (at Washington, 2013)
All-Purpose Yards: 11 (vs. Sacramento State, 2014) 

Last Updated 
June 3, 2015

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