17   Austin Hays
Austin  Hays
RS Junior

San Antonio, TX

High School:
Ronald Reagan

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 190



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Career Highs:
Receptions - 8 vs. Savannah State, 2012
Receiving Yards - 81 at Kansas State, 2012
Long Reception - 54 at Kansas State, 2012

2014 Season Highs
Receptions - 3 vs. Missouri State, 9/6/14
Receiving Yards - 21, twice, last at Kansas, 10/11/14
Long Reception - 15 vs. Missouri State, 9/6/14

Injuries have slowed him down the past two seasons, but he has proven he can be a contributor when he is healthy ... Coaches have praised him for his understanding of the offense as a whole and his ability to play multiple wide receiver positions within OSU’s scheme.

2014 (Sophomore): Played in 10 games, but missed three Big 12 games to injury ... Caught nine passes for 57 yards ... Had a season-best 21 yards against Missouri State and Kansas ... Season-long reception of 15 yards also came against Missouri State.

2013: Redshirt. His lone game action came against Lamar, when he made one catch for eight yards.

2012 (Freshman): Got his first career start against Kansas and ended the season with nine straight starts under his belt ... Led all freshmen in starts (10), catches (29) and receiving yards (394) ... Receptions total was fourth on the team and yardage total was fifth among all Cowboys … Began his career with eight catches for 77 yards in the season opener against Savannah State ... His first career TD came on a 1-yard pass from J.W. Walsh in the opener ... Injury and illness sidelined him for the next three games (Arizona, Louisiana and Texas) ... Had nine-yard receptions against Kansas and TCU ... Caught a 41-yard pass against TCU ... At Kansas State he had four catches for 81 yards, including a 54-yard TD reception from Wes Lunt ... Caught three passes for 49 yards against West Virginia ... Had a 17-yard catch vs. Texas Tech and a 27-yarder at OU ... Had five catches for 59 yards at Baylor ... Caught four passes covering 25 yards against Purdue … Averaged 13.6 yards per catch.

High School: Was a Class 5A all-state selection by the San Antonio Express News and he was an all-district selection on a Reagan team that made an appearance in the quarterfinals of the state playoffs … Ended his senior season with 55 catches covering 1,060 yards with 14 touchdowns and an average of 19.9 yards per reception ... Also a baseball and track athlete ... A first-team academic all-state selection ... One of the last Cowboys added to the signing class.

Personal: Born Jan. 18, 1994, in San Antonio ... Parents are Russell and Robin Hays ... Business finance major ... Dad was a receiver at Texas (1981-85).

Hays' Career Receiving Stats
Year G Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Long Avg./G
2012 10 29 394 13.6 2 54 39.4
2013 1 1 8 8 0 8 8
2014 10 9 57 6.3 0 15 5.7
Career 21 39 459 11.8 2 54 21.9
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