• position Inside Linebacker
  • height 6-0
  • Weight 208
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Owensboro, Ky.
  • High school Owensboro

2021 – Freshman

  • Practiced with the team
  • Dean’s List (Fall 2021)

High School

  • Four-year starter and letter winner at linebacker for head coach Jay Fallin at Owensboro High School
  • Totaled 112 tackles, including 41 solo and three tackles for loss in helping the Red Devils finish 12-1 and advance to their first KHSAA Class 5A State Championship since 2014
  • Named first-team All-State by the Associated Press and was the Owensboro Times Defensive Player of the Year in 2020
  • Selected second-team All-State as a junior, despite missing eight games due to injury
  • Broke Owensboro’s single-season tackles mark as a sophomore with 141 and the all-time tackles record with 413
  • Also named first-team All-State by the AP in 2018,  one of only two sophomores selected to the team
  • Chose Kentucky over Southern Illinois, Austin Peay, and Southeast Missouri State
  • An all-around athlete also lettering three years in baseball as a catcher and one season as a shot put and discus thrower on the track & field team
  • Four-time Academic All-State member
  • Elected class president as a freshman and sophomore


  • Name is pronounced Austin “Goff”
  • Born in Owensboro, Kentucky
  • Son of Greg and Tin Gough
  • Siblings are Hunter, Isaac, Mary Katherine, and Ethan
  • Major is human health sciences

Austin Says

  • His nickname is “A.G.”
  • He chose Kentucky because it’s home and was the best fit to help him reach his goals
  • Other than playing in the NFL, his dream job is to be in medical sales
  • Most people don’t know that he participated in ballet as a kid
  • Besides football, he’s also good at drawing
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