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Tight End
6-4 / 245 / Freshman
San Ramon, CA
De La Salle HS


Attends De La Salle High School in Concord, Calif....played for head coach Bob Ladouceur...rated as four-star recruit by and the 261st overall player in the nation by as the 25th best tight end in the nation by the 20th best defensive end in the nation by and 28th by PrepStar, while the 14th best strongside defensive end...named to the Western 100 by the Tacoma News Tribune...slotted as the 25th best overall prospect in California by and 30th by All-West-Region by PrepStar...selected to the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl...received First-Team All-State honors by CalHiSports (all divisions) and by MaxPreps (Division I)...earned All-NorCal honors by MaxPreps and All-Metro honors twice by the San Francisco Chronicle...named Sports Illustrated High School Player of the Week...helped lead his school to the 2010, 2011 and 2012 CIF Open Division State Championships, including a 15-0 senior season (team captain) and No. 1 national final rankings by and MaxPreps...recorded 11 receptions for 293 yards and three touchdowns as a senior on offense, plus 39 tackles and 8.0 sacks on defense...recorded nine receptions for 182 yards and two touchdowns as a junior on offense, plus 46 tackles and 10.5 sacks on defense...also lettered in track & field...earned All-League honors in shot put with a personal best of 57’8”...parents are Michael and Lillian Hooper...father Michael played football at San Diego State...uncle Greg was a fullback at Stanford (1979-82)...uncle Chip played professional tennis with a high ATP rank of No. 17...has one younger brother, Justin, and one younger sister, Alexis...born in San Mateo, Calif....full name is Austin Manuel Hooper.

Why I chose Stanford:
“Stanford is the only university that offers a top education while also playing great football.”

What drew me to the Cardinal players:
“I like the fact that all of the Stanford players I met have no egos.”