Skyhawk Football | Ben Axline
|Height/Weight||6-3 - 195 lbs.|
2015: Played in seven games at wide receiver while tallying three starters despite missing four games due to a hand injury…Notched 16 receptions for 133 yards and one touchdown…Averaged 8.3 yards per catch…Best game of the season came against Eastern Illinois (Nov. 14) where he caught six passes for 52 yards…Tallied a 12-yard touchdown reception at Arkansas (Oct. 31)…Posted four multi-reception contests against Ole Miss (Sept. 5), Eastern Kentucky (Nov. 7), Eastern Illinois (Nov. 14) and Southeast Missouri (Nov. 21)…His longest reception of the season was for 12 yards at Southeast Missouri…Tallied three tackles on special teams...Named to OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2014: Saw time in all 12 games, including a start at FBS member Kentucky in the season opener…Compiled 11 receptions for 184 yards and two touchdowns…Set career-highs with three catches and 52 yards on Nov. 8 at FBS No. 1 Mississippi State, also adding a touchdown…Also found the endzone at Eastern Illinois on Nov. 22, hauling in a season-long 44-yard reception…Caught 10 of his 11 passes over the final seven games of the season.
2013: Saw action in 11 games, primarily on special teams…Made five tackles (two solo), with a season-high two stops at Austin Peay on Oct. 26…Also had one reception for 10 yards at Football Bowl Subdivision powerhouse Boise State on Sept. 7.
BEFORE UTM: Played at Martha Layne Collins High School for head coach Jerry Lucas...Was a three-year starter and was named the MVP of the Bluegrass Bowl in 2010...Named first team all-district wide receiver, safety and punter...Earned all-state honorable mention recognition as a senior…Helped the Titans win the district championship with an 11-2 record and finish the 2010 season as the regional runner-up...Made 57 catches for 928 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior, averaging 16.3 yards per catch and 84.4 yards per game...Punted 14 times for 527 yards and averaged 46.7 yards per punt...Made 35 tackles, four interceptions for 131 yards and one touchdown...Also returned punts and kickoffs.
PERSONAL: Born on Feb. 5, 1993…Son of Matthew and Beth Axline…Has a brother, Matt, who was an offensive lineman at UT Martin from 2010-14…He is married to the former Kristen Lackey and has two children, Loren and Quinn...Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.