#44a Austin Contreras
|HOMETOWN||St. Thomas, N.D. (Grafton HS)|
2017 (Jr): Played in 11 games... Recorded 8 solo and 2 assisted tackles... Returned 3 kickoffs and 1 punt.
2016 (So): Played in 11 games recording 16 total tackles on the season including 11 solo and 5 assisted tackles... Had 1 interception for 20 yards at U-Mary (Oct. 1), broke up 4 passes, and blocked 1 kick vs MSU Moorhead (Nov. 5)... Part of the 2016 Mineral Water Bowl champion Beavers who beat Washburn 36-23 to be the first team in program history to win a post-season game.
2015 (Fr): Played in five games, recording a total 19 tackles including 15 solo tackles… Had a career high seven solo tackles at Southwest Minnesota State (Sept. 12)… Broke up two passes and recorded one sack for a loss of eight yards.
2014 (RS): Sat out season as a redshirt.
Prior to BSU: A two-time all-region player and an all-state honoree as a junior, helped guide St. Thomas High School to a state championship in 2011 and a 2012 runner-up finish in 2012… The four-year starter totaled 202 yards and four touchdowns on the ground as a senior… Added 17 receptions for 282 yards and nine touchdowns with 14 tackles before an injury cut his season short… As a junior he totaled 14 receptions for 286 yards and four touchdowns and rushed 30 times for 275 yards and a score… Tacked on 37 tackles and an interception as a defensive back… Earned Red Pepper Player of the Week honors during his prep career… Four-sport athlete has earned 14 letters in track (5), football (4), basketball (4) and baseball (1)… Named all-conference as a junior on the hardwood for a Spoilers team that finished fifth at state… Extremely successful on the track as a four-time state participant… Qualified for six events last year and is a three-time region champion in the high jump... An honor roll student.
Personal: Born Dec. 31, 1995… Son of Frank Sr. and Jennifer Contreras… Undecided on an academic major at BSU… Brother, Frank Jr., played two seasons of football at Minnesota State University Moorhead.
Career Highs: Kick Returns: 1, 3x, last at MSU Moorhead (11/11/17); Kick Return Yards: 8 at Winona State University (8/31/17); Rushing Attempts: 1 at MSU Moorhead (11/11/17); Rushing Yards: -1 at MSU Moorhead (11/11/17); Total Tackles: 7, 2x, last vs Winona (9/19/15); Solo Tackles: 7 at Southwest Minnesota (9/12/15); Assisted Tackles: 2(x3) last at Minot State (10/14/17); TFL: 2 at Minnesota Crookston (9/30/17); Sacks: 1 vs Augustana (9/05/15); PBUs: 2 vs Winona (9/19/15); Interception: 1 at University of Mary (10/1/16); Interecption Yards: 20 at University of Mary (10/1/16); Interception Long: 20 at University of Mary (10/1/16); Punt Returns: 1 at Minnesota Crookston (9/30/17).