24 Austin Alder
Austin  Alder


Provo, Utah

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 184

Wide Receiver




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Quickly: A talented receiver who showed solid progress in spring.

2010 (Jr.): Saw action in 10 games and started one, making seven catches for 139 yards (13.3 ypg)... Caught two passes for 50 yards on the road at San Jose State, with a career-long 43-yard catch in that same game.

2009 (So.): Saw action in 11 games, making seven catches for 72 yards (10.3 ypg)... Snared two catches in both the BYU and Hawai'i games with a season-long 21-yard catch in BYU game and career-best outing with 24 yards in Hawai'i game.

2008 (Fr.): Played in all 12 games at receiver and on special teams... Had two catches for 34 yards (17.0 ypg)... Had season-long 25-yard reception vs. New Mexico State... Also had nine-yard catch at Oregon... Made seven tackles on special teams, as well as a 17-yard fumble recovery in win against Hawai'i.

2007 (RS): Redshirted his first year at USU.

High School: Was a first-team all-state selection on offense by the Salt Lake Tribune... Earned first-team all-state honors from the Deseret News as a return specialist... Also named first-team all-valley and first-team all-region... Recorded 15 touchdowns, including two on kickoff returns... Accumulated 1,838 all-purpose yards as a senior... High school teammates with USU offensive lineman Funaki Asisi... Also a two-year letterwinner in baseball as well as lettering in basketball and track & field... Earned baseball all-district and all-region honors as a sophomore and junior.

Personal: Born June 17, 1989 in Salt Lake City, Utah... Son of Darryl and Sue Alder... Has one brother and two sisters... Married Kodie Marley in May, 2011... Graduated in Spring of 2011 with bachelor's degree in sociology with a minor in human resource management and working on master's in human resource management... Would like to be either a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent or forensic scientist... A member of the USU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

Receiving     G/GS     No.     Yds.     Avg.      TD       LG  
2008 (Fr.)    12/0     2        34      17.0       0       25
2009 (So.)    11/0     7        72      10.3       0       21
2010 (Jr.)    10/2     7        139     19.9       0       43
Totals        33/2     16       245     15.3       0       43
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