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Austin Corbett



Left Tackle
Community Health Sciences


The only thing Austin Corbett takes more seriously than football is his education. Earning All-Mountain West academic honors every year on the team, Corbett earned his degree in public health after four years. Planning on becoming an orthopedic surgeon, he is currently working on a master’s degree in biology to prepare for medical school after football. He earned his undergrad degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.56. His ability to balance athletics with academics is an example for everyone else on the team, helping lead the Wolf Pack to a team GPA of 3.01—one of just three FBS teams to eclipse the 3.0 mark.


Corbett, despite his tenacity on the field and in the trenches, is one of the nicest people. Never without a smile on his face, he brings the energy and positivity every day. A two-time season-long captain in 2015 and 2016, as well as a weekly pick in 2017, Corbett has earned the respect of each and every one of his teammates through the years and is a face of the team in the community and on campus.


Corbett has collected more than 100 hours of community service around Reno, a place special to his heart as a local. An AFCA Good Works Team nominee, he has spent time reading to and visiting children at the local children’s hospital. He also has run drills and played with area kids at elementary schools and has set up drives to collect food, clothes, shoes and more to donate to various charities around the city. A pet project of his through his major in public health, Corbett developed a public health program to reduce obesity through the school’s sports medicine department. Finally, as a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, he helps plan various student-athlete events, including the annual Wolfies, the department awards ceremony.


The awards for Corbett have gotten bigger and better as his time on campus has progressed. He built on his Mountain West Honorable Mention honor from 2015 by adding an All-Mountain West Second Team honor in 2016. Ahead of his senior year in 2017, he was selected to the preseason All-Mountain West First Team, showing his progression as a player and as a person. He’s been named to the Outland Trophy preseason watch list twice in his career (2015, 2016), as well as the Wuerffel Trophy preseason watch list prior to his senior year.

Corbett was the rock of an offensive line that blocked for two 1,000 yard rushers in 2015 and another 1,000 yard rusher in 2016. That included three years blocking for James Butler, who racked up 3,000 yards in his career at Nevada. In 19 of his 38 career games prior to his senior year, the Wolf Pack eclipsed 200 rushing yards behind his blocking.