Tavon Austin # prospect in 2013 NFL Draft.
Tavon Austin NFL Draft Bio
Tavon Austin (born March 15, 1991) is an American football running back, wide receiver and return specialist for the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for West Virginia University and received All-American honors twice. He was widely considered one of the top NFL Draft prospects at his position, and was drafted with the 8th overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams.
Austin attended Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Baltimore, Maryland. He played running back. As a senior he had 2,660 yards rushing on 218 carries and scored 34 touchdowns.
Austin enrolled in West Virginia University, where he played for the West Virginia Mountaineers football team from 2009 to 2012. He was converted into a wide receiver as a freshman in 2009. During his freshman season he had 15 receptions for 151 yards with a touchdown and also rushed for 47 yards on six carries with a touchdown and scored a touchdown on a kick return. As a sophomore in 2010 he had 58 receptions for 787 yards and a team leading eight touchdowns. He also had 15 rushing attempts for 159 yards and a touchdown.
As a junior in 2011 Austin had 100 receptions for 1,180 yards and eight touchdowns. He added 189 rushing yards on 18 carries and another touchdown. He also returned two kicks for touchdowns. He was named a first team All-American by CBS. During the Mountaineers 70-33 win in the 2012 Orange Bowl, he set an Orange Bowl record with four touchdown receptions. He was the 2012 All-Purpose Performer of the Year as announced by the College Football Performance Awards association.
Draft Year: 2013
|Pre-Rank||Prospect Name||Position Played||Height||Weight|
|Tavon Austin||Wide Receiver||5 ft 8 in||176 lbs|
|1||8||St. Louis Rams||West Virginia||Baltimore, Maryland, United States|
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