Played in 12 games and started 10 of them...fourth among defensive linemen with 30 tackles...second on the team with two sacks and fourth with 6.5 tackles for a loss...had three tackles against USC in the Emerald Bowl and two tackles and a sack at Maryland...recorded three tackles and made an acrobatic play for his first career interception against North Carolina...had a tackle for a loss and a pass break up at Virginia...recorded six tackles and a sack against Central Michigan...had six tackles and a tackle for a loss against NC State...recorded three tackles against Florida State, including one TFL...made three tackles at Clemson...registered three tackles and one for a loss against Northeastern...recipient of the Armond Colombo Endowed Football Scholarship.
Took over the starting job and started the last 12 games at left end after Alex Albright was lost for the season to a neck injury...recorded 25 tackles on the year with six tackles for a loss...fourth on the team with three sacks...registered two tackles against Vanderbilt in the Music City Bowl...had four tackles, a tackle for a loss, and a pass break-up against Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship Game...recorded four solo tackles including one for a loss vs. Clemson...registered a season-high five tackles at North Carolina...had a career-high two sacks at NC State to go along with three tackles and a quarterback hurry...recorded two solo tackles and a sack against Rhode Island...had a tackle for a loss in the season-opener against Kent State.
Finished the season with 15 tackles (9 solos), 2.0 TFL for 11 yards, 1 sack for 10 yards, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery...started the Georgia Tech, Army and UMass games...had two tackles in BC's win over Michigan State in the Champs Sports Bowl... had two solo tackles in the ACC Championship game against Virginia Tech, tying his season high and giving him 13 tackles total on the season...notched a solo stop in game at Maryland that saw 71 total team tackles...recorded a solo tackle in loss against Florida State...assisted on a tackle in 53 total team tackle performance at Notre Dame...had a solo tackle in 55-24 victory versus Bowling Green...recorded two solo tackles, including a TFL and assisted on a tackle in win over Massachusetts... got his first start of the season at defensive end in game vs. Georgia Tech, his sixth career start...responded by assisting on two tackles...recorded his third-career forced fumble in game vs. NC State, also recorded his first TFL for 10 yards, the second tackle on the season...had one tackle in the season-opening win over Wake Forest.
Played in all 13 contests; started the first five games at defensive end...named to Scout.com freshman All-America honors...made 29 tackles, including 14 unassisted stops...was second on team with 7.5 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks...forced two fumbles and recovered another...recorded six tackles (three solo) including 2.0 tackles for loss and 0.5 sack in collegiate debut against Central Michigan...had two tackles, 1.0 sack and one pass break-up in win over Clemson...registered one stop and had a fumble recovery against BYU...had five tackles (one solo) including 0.5 tackle for loss at North Carolina State...made four tackles (two solo), including 1.0 sack against Maine...had two stops (one solo), 1.0 sack and one forced fumble in win over Virginia Tech...made two tackles (one solo) including 1.0 sack at Florida State...had one solo tackle and forced a fumble against Buffalo...made three tackles (two solo) at Wake Forest...had one tackle against Duke...made one solo tackle against Maryland...had one solo stop in the Meineke Car Care Bowl against Navy.
Was a two-time Patriot-Ledger All-Scholastic selection as a two-way lineman at Marshfield High School ... earned All-East honors from Tom Lemming ... began his high-school playing career with little football experience ... recorded 71 tackles, six sacks, two pass breakups and one fumble recovery in eight games in 2004 ... gained EMass. Division I all-star honors in 2003 after leading Marshfield to the Old Colony League title; also captured All-League accolades ... kicked the game-winning field goal in the Rams' 2002 Thanksgiving Day win over Duxbury ... played for head coach Lou Silva; served as team captain ... also played on the Rams' basketball and baseball teams.
Austin C. Giles, born October 7, 1986 ... enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences ... Austin is the youngest of Doreen and Ronald Giles' three children.