COACH Joe Austin

FRED HOVER - Southwestern University (2016, 2017)


  • All-ASC 2017
    • Led NCAA in rushing and rushing TDs for a QB
    • Finished 4th in NCAA in yards per completion, 16th in yards per attempt, 21st in scoring, 23rd in scoring offense, 24th in rushing TDs
    • Top 40 in nine statistical categories
  • All-SCAC 2016

QUARTERBACK Lineage

BRYAN HICKS - Southwestern University (2014, 2015, 2016)


  • 2015 USA College Football Preseason All-American
  • 3-time all-SCAC
  • USA College Football Freshman All-Star Team
  • Established modern era school records in every passing category
  • Selected to Tazon de Estrellas in 2016
  • Played professionally with the Centex Cavalry (CIF)
  • Currently playing professionally for the Quad City Steamwheelers

DEXTER BRITT - Hanover College (2011)


  • ​All-HCAC
  • Played in the Tazon de Estrellas

C.J. CROFT - Hanover College (2009, 2010)


  • 2-time all-HCAC
  • Helped wide receiver Daniel Passafiume set the NCAA all-division single game record for catches in a game (25)
  • Helped Passafiume win the NCAA statistical championship for receptions

NICK SHARP - Hanover College (2008)


  • All-HCAC
  • Helped wide receiver Tyler Thiems win the NCAA statistical championship for receptions

JERMAR JACKSON - University of Dubuque (2005, 2006, 2007)


  • 3-time all-IIAC
  • All-Region
  • All-American
  • Finished 4th in the NCAA in scoring and 7th in total offense in 2007 while finishing 9th in 2006 and 20th in 2005
  • Concluded his college career ranked 18th all-time in the NCAA for total offense
  • MVP of the Aztec Bowl
  • Established school records for 
    • Season: passing yards, rushing yards, completions, pass attempts, rushing touchdowns, total offense
    • Career: passing yards, completions, passing attempts, rushing attempts, rushing touchdowns, scoring, total offense
  • Played professionally for the Stuttgart Scorpions (GFL), Peoria Pirates (IFL), LaCrosse Spartans (IFL).

MARCUS LeVESSEUR - Augsburg College (2004)


  • All-MIAC 1st Team
  • Established school records for single season rushing yards, rushing touchdowns andrushing attempts
  • 4-time NCAA national wrestling champion

For twelve years of Coach Austin's career he has been a quarterback coach, training some of the most successful quarterbacks in small college football. Every starting quarterback, every year, has been all-conference. To date, this includes seven different quarterbacks at three different schools. Austin's most recent starter led the NCAA in rushing yards and touchdowns by a quarterback. Here's the quarterbacking tree: