Wide Receiver
Height 5'11"
Weight 193
Year Senior
Hometown Newington, Conn.
High School Newington
Birthdate January 01, 2020


2008: Named 2nd team All Ivy League ... also named to the 2008 Sports Network All-America team, as an honorable mention punt returner ... totaled a team-high 1072 all-purpose yards for the season with six touchdowns ... led the Ivy League and ranked second in the Football Championship Subdivision in punt returns (18.5 yards per return), highlighted by two 76-yard touchdowns in back-to-back games ... led the Lions with 365 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns on the season ... scored two touchdowns on punt returns with a team-high total of 222 yards on special teams ... also led the team in kick returns, with 424 yards, an average of 21.2 yards per carry ... had a 76-yard punt return for a touchdown, two kickoff returns for 48 yards, and a total of 216 all-purpose yards vs. Cornell, landing him the Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week Award ... the week prior, totaled 147 all-purpose yards against Harvard, including another 76-yard punt returned for a touchdown ...  had five catches for 32 yards against Brown ... made five catches for 40 yards against Yale ... had three catches for 29 yards and a touchdown against Dartmouth ... made three catches for 12 yards and a touchdown against Penn ... totaled five catches for 45 yards against Princeton and five catches for 70 yards against Towson ... with one carry and two catches, totaled 10 rushing yards, 61 yards receiving and a touchdown against Fordham ... averaged 107.2 all-purpose yards per game. 

2007: Honorable mention All-America ... first team All-Ivy League ... named team's Sid Luckman Most Valuable Player ... started all 10 games ... came within 12 yards of tying the school single-season record of 1000 ... 988 yards led the Ivy League and gave him 1541 for his career, fourth-best all-time at Columbia at end of the 2007 season ... 11 touchdowns ranked him fifth in the Ivy League in scoring ... his 74 catches were second in the league ... totaled 249 offensive yards and two touchdowns vs. Penn with 10 catches for 188 yards and five kick returns for 61 yards ... had 11 catches for 118 yards and four kick returns for 92 yards vs. Brown ... had 130 receiving yards on nine catches, including four returned kicks for 89 yards vs. Fordham ... caught six passes for 146 yards and two touchdowns vs. Dartmouth ... averaged 13.4 yards per catch and 17 yards per kick return.

2006: Ivy League Rookie of the Year ... team-high 44 receptions for 553 yards and four touchdowns ... Most Valuable Offensive Player ... Ivy League Rookie of the Week three times ... first earned the title in the season-opener vs. Fordham after catching three passes for 68 yards, including a 62-yard TD reception ... named Rookie of the Week for a second time after recording 102 yards on six receptions, including a 43-yard catch, vs. Penn ... brought home the weekly honor a third time against Harvard after making seven catches for a team season-high 118 yards and hauling in a 22-yard completion for a touchdown ... also scored touchdowns vs. Iona and Princeton.


At Newington High: Earned four letters each in football and basketball ... captained football as a senior and was a three-time captain of basketball ... earned all-state honors in football in 2004 and 2005 ... three-time all-conference selection in football and basketball ... All-Herald football team in 2003, 2004 and 2005 ... all-state in basketball in 2006 ... football and basketball won conference championships in 2005-06 ... scored more than 1,000 career points in basketball.

Personal: Sociology major ... Austin James Knowlin, b. 3/29/88 in New Britain, Conn.

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