CAREER HIGHS Receptions: 7, vs. Baylor (2009)
Receiving Yards: 100, vs. Weber State (2010)
Receiving Touchdowns: 1 4x, vs. Northwestern (2010)*
Rushes: 1 2x, at Kansas State (2012)
Rushing Yards: 5, vs. Baylor (2009)
Rushing Touchdowns: None
Total Touchdowns: 1 5x, vs. Northwestern (2010)*
Longest Rush: 5, vs. Baylor (2009)
Longest Reception: 55, at New Mexico (2010)
Punt Returns: 5, vs. New Mexico (2009)
Punt Return Yards: 52, vs. New Mexico (2009)
Longest Punt Return: 27, at Iowa State (2012)
All-Purpose Yards: 100, vs. Weber State (2010)
* Indicates most recent high
2012 NCAA RANKINGS: 24th in punt return average (10.4)... BIG 12 RANKINGS: fifth in punt return average (10.4)... TEXAS TECH RECORD BOOKS: eighth in career punt returns (55)... played in 13 games (4 starts) with 19 receptions and 223 receiving yards... averaged 17.2 receiving yards/game... averaged 11.7 yards/catch... led team with 17 punt returns for 176 yards while averaging 10.4 yards/punt return... made two punt returns for 18 yards against Minnesota (12/28) in the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas at Reliant Stadium... caught two passes for 22 yards (long 15) against Baylor (11/24) at Cowboys Stadium... made two catches for 24 yards (long 13) at No. 24 Oklahoma State (11/17)... joined senior teammate CB Cornelius Douglas as a team captain against the Cowboys... caught three passes for 45 yards and threw one pass for 29 yards to QB Seth Doege against Kansas (11/10)... caught one pass for five yards against No. 22 Texas (11/3)... made two punt returns to enter the Texas Tech all-time career punt returns list with 49 at No. 10 on the list... notched three catches for 37 yards (long 15) at No. 3 Kansas State (10/27)... made five receptions for 55 yards (long 14) at No. 21 TCU (10/20)... five catches marked his most receptions since also making five in the 2010 finale at the TicketCity Bowl against Northwestern at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas... made one catch for 16 yards against No. 4 West Virginia (10/13)... joined teammate DL Leon Mackey as a team captain against No. 14 Oklahoma (10/6)... returned two punts for 31 yards (long 27) at Iowa State (9/29)... returned two punts for eight yards against New Mexico (9/15)... caught one pass for 12 yards and returned two punts for seven yards at Texas State (9/8)... made one catch for seven yards in season opener against Northwestern State (9/1) and also returned two punts for 37 yards (long 19).
2011 Academic All-Big 12 first team... played in 9 games (2 starts) with 13 receptions and 121 receiving yards... averaged 9.3 yards per catch and 13.4 yards receiving per game... led team making 11 punt returns for 76 yards (6.9 avg.)... also was a perfect 2-for-2 in passing for 37 yards with a touchdown pass... one of three Red Raiders to throw a touchdown on the season (Doege, Karam)... suffered season-ending injury during Texas game... notched two catches for 26 yards and returned two kickoffs for 38 yards at No. 25 Texas (11/5)... made three catches for 15 yards receiving, returned three punts for eight yards and returned a kickoff for 14 yards against Iowa State (10/29)... completed only pass attempt to Seth Doege on a trick play at No. 1 Oklahoma (10/22)... also returned one kickoff for 16 yards and one punt for 22 yards against the Sooners... made one catch for 14 yards and returned two punts for two yards against No. 17 Kansas State (10/15)... caught two passes for 17 yards against No. 24 Texas A&M (10/8)... made two catches for 23 yards at Kansas (10/1)... caught one pass for five yards against Nevada (9/24)... became the first Texas Tech non-quarterback to throw for a touchdown since 2010 (WR Detron Lewis-to-WR Darrin Moore, at Oklahoma) when throwing a 26-yard TD pass to WR Darrin Moore with 10:35 left on the clock in the 2nd quarter to give Tech a 28-0 lead at New Mexico (9/17)... also caught one pass for 11 yards against the Lobos with one punt return for 25 yards... made season debut catching one pass for 10 yards in season opener against Texas State (9/3).
2010 Named first team All-Big 12 Academic... played in 12 games (3 starts) catching 31 passes for 432 yards receiving with two touchdowns, including a 55-yard touchdown catch against New Mexico which marked the second longest play from scrimmage for Tech during the season... led team averaging 13.9 yards per reception... caught five passes for 50 yards with a 13-yard touchdown reception from Taylor Potts for the first touchdown in TicketCity Bowl history against Northwestern (1/1) at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas... made three catches for 42 yards against Houston (11/27)... led team with six catches for a career-high 100 yards against Weber State (11/20)... one of 28 players in the Big 12 to tally 100-yards receiving in a game... first 100-yard receiving game of career... caught one pass for 35 yards at No. 16 Oklahoma (11/13)... caught three passes for 25 yards, threw one pass (incomplete) and returned one punt for five yards against No. 14 Missouri (11/6)... made one catch for three yards at Texas A&M (10/30)... had three catches for 19 yards at Colorado (10/23)... caught four passes for 68 yards (long of 29 yards) against Baylor at the Cotton Bowl (10/9)... had three catches for 29 yards at Iowa State (10/2)... caught one pass for six yards and tallied 16 yards on one punt return against No. 4 Texas (9/18)... first touch of the season resulted in a 55-yard touchdown reception (also a career-long, previous was 50-yard catch in Alamo Bowl in 2009) that gave Texas Tech a 7-0 lead with 14:15 remaining in the first quarter at New Mexico (9/11)... missed season opener after undergoing an appendectomy (8/12).
2009 Had 85 all-purpose yards in the Alamo Bowl win over Michigan State ... caught three passes for 75 yards, including a 50-yard haul ... also returned a punt 10 yards ... led the Red Raiders with 92 yards on seven receptions against Baylor ... caught four passes for 40 yards and a touchdown against Oklahoma ... grabbed a two-yard reception and returned two punts 30 yards at Oklahoma State ... returned two punts 30 yards against Kansas ... made two receptions for 32 yards ... returned three punts for 31 yards ... returned a punt nine yards and a had an 18-yard kickoff return in the win at Nebraska ... grabbed three receptions for 44 yards in the win over Kansas State ... finished the New Mexico game with 93 all-purpose yards, including 52 yards on five punt returns ... also had a 12-yard reception and a 29-yard kickoff return ... first-career start at Houston ... grabbed three catches for 30 yards ... made five catches for 73 yards against Texas ... scored first touchdown of career on an 11 yard reception ... total five catches for 53 yards against Rice ... recorded one catch for 16 yards ... returned three punts for 33 yards versus North Dakota.
2008 Redshirt season ... scout team member.
HIGH SCHOOL Coronado High School in Lubbock, Texas ... led Lubbock Coronado High School to an 11-2 record during senior season as a quarterback ... passed for 2,908 yards and 25 touchdowns, while also rushing for 971 yards and 15 more scores ... timed at 4.38 in the 40 ... also timed at 10.7 in the 100M ... named Offensive Player of the Year on the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal's All-City and Class 5A-4A All-South Plains teams ... received scholarship offers from Iowa State, Rice, Baylor and Arizona ... High School Coach: Butch Henderson.
PERSONAL Austin Zouzalik ... born on June 26, 1989, in Lubbock, Texas ... his father, Mark, is self-employed and a graduate of Texas State ... mother, Cheryl Aycock, is also a graduate of Texas State ... eight siblings; Ashleigh, Katy, Sarah, Caleigh, Corie, Connor, Casey and Jake ... enjoys playing X-Box, wakeboarding, snowboarding and going to the lake ... majoring in general business.