Linebacker Austin Niklas had 14 tackles and Alex Means 12 for Air Force
Armed Forces Bowl Kickoff Press Conference Quotes
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
Air Force vs. Rice - AP Photos (12/29/12)
Armed Force Bowl - AP Photos (12/29/12)
Air Force vs. Army
Air Force vs Nevada
Air Force vs. Navy - AP Photos (10/6/12)
2011 (Senior)- Played in eight games ... fifth on team in rushing with 252 yards ... led team with 85 rushing yards vs. Wyoming, on 18 carries ... completed two passes on five attempts vs. Wyoming, with one interception ... came into New Mexico game in second quarter and led Falcons with 87 yards rushing on just seven carries ... ran for 39-yard touchdown vs. New Mexico ... averaged 8.4 yards per rush ... matched a career-high with a TD pass vs. Notre Dame ... passed for 41 yards on two completions vs. Notre Dame ... hit 9-of-15 passes (60.0%) for 128 yards and a TD on the season ... rushed for 39 yards on 13 carries with a rushing touchdown vs. TCU ... also threw a touchdown pass vs. TCU ... has appeared in 21 career games, rushing for 678 yards ... has thrown for 392 career yards.
2010 (Junior)- Played in five games as a backup quarterback ... saw action against Northwestern State, Colorado State, TCU, Army and New Mexico ... rushed for 34 yards and a touchdown and hit five of seven passes for 67 yards and a touchdown vs. New Mexico ... scored a rushing and passing touchdown in the same game for the first time in his career ... completed 71.4 percent of his passes ... quarterback rating of 198.97.
2009 (Sophomore)- Played in seven games, starting three ... starts came against San Diego State, TCU and Utah ... missed the last five games due to a broken hand ... broke the hand in the Utah game in the first quarter, but finished the game ... led the team with career-highs of 28 carries for 98 yards at Utah ... his 28 carries were the most by a Falcon on the year ... led the team in rushing with 85 yards on seven carries vs. Nicholls State ... led the team with 71 yards on 15 carries vs. TCU and scored the first rushing touchdown of his career ... first-career touchdown pass at New Mexico ... first-career start vs. San Diego State ... finished the season fourth on the team in rushing with 369 yards on 73 carries ... averaged 5.1 yards per carry ... hit 18 of 38 passes for 197 yards with a touchdown.
2008 (Freshman)- Played on the junior varsity, but missed most of the season due to injury.
High School- Lettered three years in football and basketball and one year in lacrosse ... helped his team to the 2006 Ohio Division I state championship ... was the MVP of the Herbstreit Ohio vs. USA all-star challenge ... first-team all-conference ... earned special mention on the all-district team ... first-team all-league and special mention all-district in 2007 ... captain of his team in 2006 and 2007 ... also was the basketball team captain as a junior and senior ... selected to participate in the elite lacrosse all-star game in 2006 ... was a member of the National Honor Society ... was a student-athlete of the week and month award winner ... high school football coach was Brian White.
Personal- Member of cadet squadron 12 ... son of Jim and Joyce Dietz ... has an older brother and an older sister ... his grandfather, Hugh O'Brien, played college football at Xavier and was drafted into the NFL ... both grandparents served in the military (one in World War II and one in the Korean War) ... majoring in management ... this past summer, took an electrical engineering course and worked mission support ... is the athletic officer in his squadron ... favorite food is his mother's spaghetti ... favorite book is the Bible ... credits his family as having the greatest influence on his sports career ... if he could be on any reality TV show it would be The Amazing Race ... high school team won two state championships during his four years ... wears his number because it's the one his brother wore ... favorite NFL teams are the Cleveland Browns and the Chicago Bears ... plans to work in the acquisitions field in the Air Force and eventually own his own business.
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