Luke Thuston
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    Luke Thuston

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Wildwood, Mo.

    High School:
    Eureka

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 192

    Position:
    S

    Birthdate:
    06/20/1990

    Experience:
    5th


    04/13/2013

    Offense bounces back with strong performance in second spring scrimmage

    Kory Faulkner passed for 239 yards and four TDs.

    04/06/2013

    Defense dominates first scrimmage of Spring Ball

    Salukis record eight sacks and limit running backs to 55 yards on 30 carries

    10/20/2012

    Salukis extend winning streak to 3 games with 38-21 win over Youngstown

    SIU forced five turnovers and scored 28 unanswered points to finish the game.

    10/13/2012

    Northern Iowa Game Notes

    Southern scores on offense, defense and special teams for 10th recorded time in school history

    10/06/2012

    Illinois State Game Notes

    SIU shuts out an opponent for the third time in the Lennon era

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    2013 (Senior)
    2013 Game-by-Game
    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...Received the MVFC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award, which requires a minimum GPA of 3.2 for the previous two semesters...Member of the NFF Hampshire Honor Society.

    2012 (Junior)
    2012 Game-by-Game
    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.

    2011 (Sophomore)
    2011 Game-by-Game
    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)
    2010 Game-by-Game
    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.

    2009 (Freshman)
    Redshirted.

    High School
    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.

    Personal
    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.

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