Linebacker Austin Niklas had 14 tackles and Alex Means 12 for Air Force
Senior linebacker named defensive player of the year
Falcons to face Rice on Dec. 29 in Forth Worth, Texas. Game televised by ESPN.
Means to play in All-Star Game and Kons in East-West Shrine Game
Getz, Kons, Lindsay and Niklas earn honorable mention for Falcon football.
Air Force vs. Rice - AP Photos (12/29/12)
Armed Force Bowl - AP Photos (12/29/12)
Air Force vs Nevada
Air Force 28, New Mexico 23
AP Photos: Air Force vs. Army - 11/05/11
2011 (Junior)- Started all 13 games ... third on team with 77 tackles ... led team with 9.5 tackles for loss for 46 yards, 6.0 sacks for 39 yards, three blocked kicks and two fumble recoveries ... ranked eighth in the MW in fumbles forced, eighth in sacks and ninth in TFL ... six tackles and a tackle for loss vs. Toledo in the Military Bowl ... named MW Defensive Player of the Week vs. Colorado State after recording five tackles, two sacks and two forced fumbles ... named MAACO Las Vegas Bowl Mountain West player of the week vs. Colorado State ... had seven tackles and a sack vs. UNLV ... had seven tackles vs. Wyoming, including a fumble recovery ... had 11 tackles and a tackle for loss vs. Army for his second double-digit tackle game ... had team-leading third sack of season vs. New Mexico ... blocked an extra point and forced a fumble to go with nine tackles vs. Boise State ... recovered a fumble vs. San Diego State ... started at defensive end vs. Notre Dame due to injuries to defensive line ... blocked extra-point in overtime helped AF to win over Navy ... named MW special teams player of the week and College Football Insiders.com national special teams player of the week vs. Navy ... had career-high 12 tackles and first-career interception vs. Navy ... blocked a field goal attempt vs. Tennessee State ... tied for team-high with two sacks vs. South Dakota ... has 127 career tackles.
2010 (Sophomore)- Played in 10 games, starting three ... starts came against Northwestern State, UNLV and in the bowl game against Georgia Tech ... recorded 22 total tackles, including eight unassisted ... season-high five tackles vs. Colorado State ... four tackles vs. UNLV and three vs. Georgia Tech.
2009 (Freshman)- Played in the first six games, starting four ... missed the remainder of the season due to injury ... became the first freshman at Air Force to start on opening day on defense since A.J. Scott vs. BYU in 1981 ... had five total tackles in the game vs. Nicholls State ... started vs. Nicholls State, San Diego State, Navy and TCU ... recorded 28 total tackles, including seven unassisted ... had 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack ... one pass breakup and a fumble recovery ... career-best 12 tackles vs. Navy ... five tackles vs. TCU ... missed all of spring drills due to injury.
High School- Lettered four years in lacrosse, three in football and two in hockey ... named all-conference in lacrosse three years ... two-time all-state honoree ... served as team captain two years ... named all-conference in football twice ... defensive player of the year in the conference as a senior ... honorable mention all-state ... team captain as a senior ... high school football coach was Eric Davis.
Personal- Son of Doug and Sue Mayer ... member of cadet squadron 13 ... major is social science ... hobbies are playing golf, spending time with family and watching movies ... this past summer, worked Basic Cadet Training and took an astronautical engineering class ... listens to Eminem before games ... favorite books are the Hunger Games trilogy... person in history he would most like to meet is Jesus ... one word to describe himself is "easy-going" ... favorite NFL team is the Minnesota Vikings ... favorite player is Vikings defensive end Jared Allen ... favorite athlete of all-time is Muhammad Ali ... would like to coach football someday.
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