UW This Season: Max Gustafson made the move from right defensive end to defensive tackle during the 2012 spring drills. He enters the season as the third left defensive tackle behind Mike Purcell and B.J. Sumter.
2011: Gustafson moved to right defensive end during the 2011 season but did not appear in any games.
2010: Gustafson did not play in any games during the season.
High School: Gustafson had a very successful prep career at Natrona County High School in Casper, Wyo. He was a multi-sport athlete and earned three letter awards in football and basketball and one in track and field. On the football field, he was an All-State defensive end and offensive tackle as a senior. He was named the 5A North Conference Lineman of the Year, was an All-Conference performer and was a Second Team Super 25 selection. He was also a team captain his senior year. As a junior, he was an All-Conference tight end. On the basketball floor, he helped lead Natrona Country to a pair of state championships, one as a sophomore and one as a senior. During his basketball career, Natrona compiled an overall record of 74-7. He also excelled in the classroom and made the honor roll following each semester of his high school career.
Personal: Born on July 1, 1990, he is the son of Jennifer and Shawn and has an older sister, Katy. His uncle, Paul, played football at Utah State in the early 1990s. Gustafson is majoring in physiology.