42 - Austin Boyle
Austin Boyle
Height: 5-10
Weight: 190
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Sumter, S.C.
High School: Wilson Hall
Position: DB

ON BOYLE: Fifth-year senior who has played in 29 games with 11 starts and 36 tackles the past three seasons ... will be competing for starting job at a safety position again this fall ... smart player who makes good decisions ... twin brother Davis is also a safety at The Citadel.

JUNIOR (2011): Played in all 11 games with 10 starts ... made 31 tackles with two coming behind the line of scrimmage and broke up one pass ... had a career-high five tackles vs. Wofford and four each vs. Appalachian State, Georgia Southern and Samford ... had tackles for loss vs. Elon and Chattanooga.

SOPHOMORE (2010): Played in all 11 games and made his first career start vs. Georgia Southern ... made five tackles and returned a fumble 38 yards vs. Wofford.

FRESHMAN (2009): Played in seven games as a redshirt freshman and did not record any statistics.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of Wilson Hall High School ... lettered three times each in football, basketball, baseball and track and field ... had 24 interceptions in his career and scored 24 touchdowns ... named Wilson Hall Male Athlete of the Year following his senior season ... named to all-area and all-conference team three times in football and earned all-state honors in football, basketball and track and field ... helped lead team to three conference championships ... also member of three-time conference championship team in basketball and two-time state titlists in track and field.

PERSONAL: Born July 28, 1989 in Sumter, S.C. … son of Barnes and Donna Boyle … great grandfather played football at South Carolina and was a team captain in 1924 … majoring in business administration.

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