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71  Austin Traphagan
Austin Traphagan


Yuma, Colo.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 272

Offensive tackle




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UW This Season: Traphagan missed much of the 2014 spring season due to injury.

2013: Traphagan played in three games before a season-ending injury. He was a valuable member of the offensive line's rotation, playing in three games in which UW scored at least 35 points. Against Air Force, Traphagan and the Pokes put up 56 points.

2012: Traphagan played in six games over the season. He was part of offensive performances against Colorado State (468 yards of offense, five touchdowns) and against UNLV (507 yards, four touchdowns) as a swing tackle. He earned his first career start versus Boise State. Traphagan was named to the Academic All-Mountain West team for a GPA of 3.60 in business.

2011: Redshirted.

High School: Traphagan was named to The Denver Post All-Colorado First Team for all classifications his senior season despite playing in one of the state's smaller classifications, 1A. Traphagan also earned First Team All-State Class 1A from The Denver Post. He was a team captain his senior season on a Yuma team that posted a 6-4 record and made it to the first round of the state playoffs. His junior season, he earned Class 1A All-State honors from The Denver Post on a team that went 13-0 and won the state championship. Traphagan earned All-Conference honors as a sophomore as his Yuma High team posted a 10-2 record, advancing to the semifinals of the state playoffs. He also lettered two years in basketball and four in track and field. A member of the National Honor Society, he was his chapter's vice president as a senior. Traphagan was his school's student council president as a senior and vice president as a junior. He had a perfect 4.0 grade-point average in high school. He played for head football coach Keith Gille.

Personal: Born May 20, 1992, he is the son of Cindy and Patrick Traphagan and has an older sister, Jessica, and a younger sister, Tara. Traphagan was also recruited by Colorado State, Kansas State and Utah. He is pursuing a degree agricultural business and pre-veterinary medicine at UW.

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