NEW MIDDLETOWN, OH – The Springfield Tigers are one of the most unique football teams in the state of Ohio and not only because they are back in the state championship game for a second consecutive season, but because they have a senior class that has leaders all throughout it and because there is not one single player that looks to take over the game. The Tigers are a complete team and love to share the glory with everyone. No one embodies that team mentality and team success over personal glory more than senior running back, Austin Tindell!
Austin has been a huge part of this Springfield team whether it is throwing a huge block for Brungard to complete a pass or break off a big run, catching passes out of the backfield, or being the bruising running back who enforces his will every time he carries the ball. Tindell has been consistent all season long and always seems to be there when Coach G needs him to be. Austin has been able to not only dominate on the offensive side of the football but he has also been able to lead on the defensive side, making big tackles and always finding a way to stick his nose in every single play.
This season, Austin has 67 carries for 372 yards for an average of 5.6 yards per carry and 7 touchdowns on the ground. Tindell is also averaging 12.7 yards per reception this season. Defensively, Austin has been all over the field, collecting 58 total tackles.
YSN’s own, Steve Leslie, was able to sit down with Austin this week via video chat to discuss what his goals are for this season, what it has been like playing for Springfield throughout his career, what he is planning on doing after high school, what he thinks the Tigers need to do to bring home a state title, a rapid fire question session to learn more about what makes Austin the player he is, and much more!
Check out this exclusive player profile with Springfield Tigers senior star running back, Austin Tindell!