29  Austin Sheehan
Austin Sheehan


Ft. Thomas, Ky.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 160

Wide Receiver


Has two years of experience in practice ... Good route runner and catches the ball well ... Looking to earn his first playing time this season.

2013 (Redshirt Freshman): Continued to practice with the team.

2012 (Freshman): Redshirted.

High School: Part of Highlands High School teams that won four straight state titles, including undefeated 15-0 seasons sophomore and senior years ... Named first-team all-state and Lexington Herald Leader "Class of the Commonwealth" top-22 players in Kentucky ... Selected to the All-Northern Kentucky Team and Cincinnati Enquirer Northern Kentucky All-Star Team ... Three-year letterwinner and two-year starter ... Career game came against Cincinnati Elder, when he had seven catches for 197 yards and a touchdown ... Senior year stats featured 29 catches for 1,013 receiving yards with a nation-leading 34.9 yards per reception, while scoring eight touchdowns and returning two punts back for scores ... Played for Coach Dale Mueller ... Lettered two years as a centerfielder for the baseball team ... Lettered one year in track, competing in the 100-meter dash.

Personal: Born in Ft. Thomas, Ky. ... Son of Mike and Ivy Sheehan ... Great grandfather, Jim McGovern, was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 1930s and also played high school basketball for Coach John Wooden ... Plans to major in business management.

Community Cats: Assisted with Big Blue U Move-In (2012) ... Volunteered at Special Olympics event (2013).

Austin Says ... My nickname is: Ozzy ... If I could talk to anyone on Skype, it would be: Jesus ... My game-day superstition is: belt loop on the left side ... The coolest thing about UK is: being able to go to school with all my friends ... Something people might not know about me is: I kick with my left foot and write with my right hand.

2015 National Signing Day Commonwealth Stadium