Linebacker Austin Niklas had 14 tackles and Alex Means 12 for Air Force
Falcons to face Rice on Dec. 29 in Forth Worth, Texas. Game televised by ESPN.
Kickoff this Saturday, Nov. 24, is 12:30 PST at Bulldog Stadium.
Final home game of the season
Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16 at Falcon Stadium. Game to be televised by ESPN2.
Air Force Football vs. Notre Dame
Air Force vs. Rice - AP Photos (12/29/12)
Armed Force Bowl - AP Photos (12/29/12)
Air Force vs Nevada
Air Force vs. Navy - AP Photos (10/6/12)
2012 (Junior)- Played and started in all 13 games ... fifth on team with 77 tackles ... tied for team-lead with two interceptions and third with five pass breakups ... six tackles and a forced fumble vs. Rice ... six tackles vs. Fresno State ... recovered onside kick vs. Army ... eight tackles and a pass breakup vs. Nevada ... nine tackles vs. New Mexico ... 10 tackles vs. Wyoming ... six tackles, 24-yard interception return and a fumble recovery vs. Colorado State ... career-high 11 tackles and first-career interception in first-career start vs. Idaho State ... five tackles vs. Michigan ... eight tackles vs. UNLV.
2011 (Sophomore)- Played in all 13 games ... had 14 total tackles, including eight unassisted ... recorded a career-best three tackles vs. TCU ... had two tackles each vs. Tennessee State, Notre Dame, Boise State and New Mexico.
2010 (Freshman)- Played on the junior varsity.
High School- Lettered three years in football and one in track ... three-time all-area selection in football ... second-team all-state as a sophomore ... two-time first-team all-state selection ... twice named the state's defensive back of the year ... high school football coach was Raymond Jennings ... was a member of the A/B honor roll.
Personal - Son of Harvey and Lisa Batts ... father is a retired Army veteran ... one of four children ... member of cadet squadron 17 ... major is humanities ... is a member of the athletics' lists ... completed classes in aeronautical and astronautical engineering this past summer ... favorite book is Where the Red Fern Grows ... listens to Nard Dinero before games ... person in history he would like to meet is Kobe Bryant ... one word to describe him is "focused" ... credits his dad as having the greatest influence on his sports career ... hobbies are listening to music, playing video games and texting ... favorite NFL team is the Baltimore Ravens ... favorite player is Ed Reed ... long-term goal is to work in the acquisitions field.
Batts' Career Stats