Played in all 12 games and made two starts at free safety...Used at both safety spots throughout the season...Matched a career-high with six tackles against Missouri State.
Played in 10 games and made six starts...Started the season opener at strong safety and started the final five games of the season at free safety...Recorded 35 tackles, 22 solo tackles...Recorded 3.5 tackles for loss...Tied a career-high with four tackles on 9/22 at Missouri State and again on 10/27 at North Dakota State...Forced a fumble against Missouri State and recovered a fumble against Youngstown State...Received the MVFC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award, which requires a minimum GPA of 3.2 for the previous two semesters.
Played in 10 games...Recorded 13 tackles...Tied a career high with four tackles at South Dakota State...Earned the MVFC's Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award, which requires a minimum 3.2 GPA in the previous two semesters.
2010 (Redshirt Freshman)
Played in all 11 games, drawing one start at Illinois State, Oct. 2...Was named the MVFC Special Teams Player of the Week following the Illinois State game, as he blocked a punt and returned it eight yards for a touchdown...Finished the Illinois State game with three tackles, 1.5 tackles for a loss, one fumble recovery, one quarterback hurry, one pass breakup in addition to his blocked punt returned for a TD...Had 17 tackles on the season and 1.5 tackles for a loss...Led the team with two blocked punts on the year, both of which were returned for touchdowns...Intercepted one pass and returned it 36 yards for a touchdown in SIU's overtime win over No. 15 Northern Iowa, Oct. 9...Had a season-high four tackles against the Panthers...Received the team's Lunch Pail Award that goes to the defensive player who best exemplifies unselfish, blue collar play for his performance in the Illinois State game...Received the MVFC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award, which requires a minimum GPA of 3.2 for the previous two semesters.
Three-year starter on offense and defense...Two-time first-team all-South Suburban Conference as a defensive back (2007, 2008). 2008: South Suburban Conference Offensive Player of the Year as a quarterback...Earned first-team All-Conference honors at QB, DB and punter...First-team All-Metro as a DB...Earned second-team Class 5A All-State accolades...Rushed and passed for over 1,000 yards...Accumulated 2,570 yards of total offense...Had 84 tackles, two sacks and one interception.
Born June 20, 1990, in Eureka, Mo...Son of Patrick Thuston and Joy and Steve Sauter...Has four younger brothers and one younger sister...Physical education/teaching major.