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Tavon Austin
Rec Yards TD
114 1289 12
Team: West Virginia MountaineersHeight: 5-9 Born:
Position: WRWeight: 171 Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Class-Eligibility: Sr-Sr


Scouting Report
Austin isn't built like Calvin Johnson or Larry Fitzgerald, but he makes up for that lack of size with breakaway speed, a good understanding of route running and plenty of confidence. The self-proclaimed "best player available in this draft" said he patterns his game after the Denver Broncos' Wes Welker. He's a likely mid- to late first-round pick after an impressive combine performance, tying for the second fastest 40-yard dash (4.34) behind Texas' Marquise Goodman (4.27), and 20-yard shuttle performance (4.01 seconds). Austin can run by most defenders, but he's skilled at following blockers and letting them pave the way. Converted from running back to wide receiver as a freshman, Austin played 13 games in each of his four seasons in Morgantown. The Baltimore native finished with 286 catches for 3,404 yards and 29 TDs, along with 1,040 rushing yards and six scores. Likely a slot receiver on Sundays, Austin could also be a dangerous return weapon. He posted a 12.7 punt return average on 34 collegiate attempts and a 24.8 kickoff return average - and four TDs - on 97 attempts. Austin, a first-team All-Big 12 pick and the league's co-special teams players of the year, was second in the FBS in all-purpose yards (223.85) as a senior after leading the nation as a junior with 198.0 Austin was named the 2012 Paul Hornung Award winner, given to the most versatile player in college football, and the Jet Return Specialist Award, presented to the best return specialist in the nation.

Career Rushing/Receiving Stats

Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2009 WVU  13 6 47 7.8 1 15 151 10.1 1
2010 WVU  13 15 159 10.6 1 58 787 13.6 8
2011 WVU  13 16 182 11.4 1 101 1186 11.7 8
2012 WVU  13 72 643 8.9 3 114 1289 11.3 12
Career   52 109 1031 9.5 6 288 3413 11.9 29

Career Returning Stats

Year Team G Punt Returns Yds Avg TDs Kick Returns Yds Avg TDs
2009 WVU  13 0 0 - 0 17 426 25.1 1
2010 WVU  13 0 0 - 0 12 230 19.2 0
2011 WVU  13 19 268 14.1 0 36 938 26.1 2
2012 WVU  13 15 165 11.0 1 32 813 25.4 1
Career   52 34 433 12.7 1 97 2407 24.8 4

Offensive Logs

  Passing Rushing Receiving
Date Opp Cmp Att Yds Pct TDs Int Long Car Yds Avg TDs Long Rec Yds Avg TDs Long
9/1/2012 Marsh 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 3 66 22.0 0 70 10 53 5.3 1 15
9/15/2012 JMU 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 1 14 14.0 0 14 11 113 10.3 1 35
9/22/2012 MD 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 2 4 2.0 0 6 13 179 13.8 3 44
9/29/2012 Baylor 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 14 215 15.4 2 52
10/6/2012 @ Tex 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 1 6 6.0 0 6 10 102 10.2 1 40
10/13/2012 @ TxTch 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 1 0 0.0 0 0 10 92 9.2 0 38
10/20/2012 KanSt 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 6 34 5.7 1 11
11/3/2012 TCU 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 1 -1 -1.0 0 0 11 101 9.2 1 43
11/10/2012 @ OkSt 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 5 14 2.8 0 8 11 79 7.2 1 17
11/17/2012 Okla 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 21 344 16.4 2 74 4 82 20.5 0 41
11/23/2012 @ IaSt 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 14 74 5.3 0 17 6 99 16.5 1 75
12/1/2012 Kansas 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 12 77 6.4 1 31 4 110 27.5 0 44
12/29/2012 @ Syr 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 11 45 4.1 0 17 4 30 7.5 0 13