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    Helmet WR TERRENCE AUSTIN


    HEIGHT: 5'11"
    WEIGHT: 172 LBS.
    BORN: 8/24/88
    COLLEGE: UCLA





    NFL.com PICK ANALYSIS: The Redskins made clear before the draft they were interested in acquiring some more depth at the receiver position, and Austin helped himself during the pre-draft process with an impressive pro day. Austin does not have the size typically preferred by Mike Shanahan, and is extremely thin, but he can potentially earn a roster spot if he shines as a slot receiver or returner in training camp.

    STATISTICS


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    KICK RETURNING



    UCLA PLAYER PROFILE

    2009 - Saw action in 13 games with 12 starts ... Earned second-team All-Pac-10 honors as a kick returner ... Caught at least one pass in each of his final 27 games as a Bruin ... Ranked fifth in the Pac-10 (34th in NCAA) in all-purpose yards (139.85), 60th in the NCAA and fourth in the Pac-10 in kickoff returns (24.09), 34th in the NCAA and third in the Pac-10 in punt returns (9.15), 22nd in the Pac-10 in receiving yards (35.00) and tied for 22nd in receptions (2.85) ... Third on the team in receptions with 37 ... Ranked third on UCLA single-season all-purpose yards list with 1,818 (he is the record-holder with 1,878 yards - 2008) ... His 43 kickoff returns ranked No. 2 (he had 46 in 2008) and his 33 punt returns ranked tied for second ... Winner of the George W. Dickerson Award for Outstanding Offensive Player vs. USC and Offensive Winner of the Paul I. Wellman Memorial Award for All-Around Excellence ... In the opener against San Diego State, he accounted for 160 all-purpose yards ... Tied for the team lead with six receptions (37 yards) and had a six-yard touchdown reception ... His 65-yard kickoff return set up a Bruin score ... At Tennessee, he totaled 93 all-purpose yards ... Against Kansas State, he made two catches (58 yards), including a 51-yard scoring play ... At Stanford, he caught three balls for 47 yards ... Had 104 all-purpose yards against Oregon ... Accounted for 249 all-purpose yards versus Cal - 182 yards on kickoff returns, 43 punt return yards, 24 on two receptions ... Had 111 yards on four kickoff returns at Arizona ... Returned six kickoffs for 114 yards at Oregon State and had two catches (18 yards) ... Set a UCLA career record for kickoff returns in the game and passed assistant coach Reggie Moore for 19th on the career receiving list during the contest as well ... Totaled 215 all-purpose yards versus Washington ... Had 88 receiving yards to tie his career high on five catches and 121 on four kickoff returns ... One of his receptions was a diving 29-yard scoring catch which drew the Bruins to within 23-21 after his 59-yard kickoff return set up the drive ... Also made a 19-yard catch to set up another Bruin score ... Made four catches (35 yards) at Washington State ... Had 66 yards on three kickoff returns versus Arizona State ... Had 156 all-purpose yards at USC - 68 on three kickoff returns, 66 on four receptions, 16 on two runs and six on a couple of punt returns ... Totaled 178 all-purpose yards in UCLA's bowl win over Temple ... Had 82 yards on five kickoff returns, 57 on four punt returns, 41 yards on two catches and minus two on a rush ... His 47-yard punt return set up UCLA's first touchdown ... His 30-yard kickoff return to start the second half helped set the tone of the second half ... On that same drive, he took a play-action pass on a fourth-and-one situation and turned the corner to score from 32 yards out.

    2008 - Earned second-team All-Pac-10 honors as a kick returner from the league's coaches ... Named first-team All-Pac-10 (kick ret.) and third-team All-Pac-10 (WR) by Phil Steele College Football magazine ... Second-team all-conference (kick ret.) selection by Rivals.com ... Offensive winner of UCLA's Henry R. "Red" Sanders Award for Most Valuable Player ... Set a school record with 1,878 all-purpose yards (broke Maurice Jones-Drew's 2005 mark of 1,863) ... Led the team with 53 receptions which tied for 10th on the school single-season list (sixth in Pac-10, 4.4/g) ... Ranked second in the Pac-10 and 16th nationally with his average of 156.6 all-purpose yards ... Fifth in the conference in kickoff returns (24.1), sixth in punt returns (9.5) and 19th in receiving yards (38.3) ... His 46 kickoff returns set a new school single-season record and he was the first to break the 1,000-yard barrier for a season at the school in kickoff return yardage (1,109) ... Only player in school history to gain over 200 yards on kickoff returns in a game twice (Fresno St.-206, Cal-203) in a career ... Made his first start at receiver vs. Tennessee and had five catches (37 yards) ... Accounted for 191 all-purpose yards at BYU, including a career-high eight catches (88) ... Totaled 155 all-purpose yards against Arizona - five receptions (36), five kickoff returns (96), three punt returns (16) and seven rush yards ... Rang up 298 all-purpose yards on 13 touches against Fresno State ... Set a school record with 206 kickoff return yards on six attempts ... Led the team with seven catches (77) vs. WSU ... At Oregon, he accounted for 143 all-purpose yards, including 56 on four receptions ... Led Bruins with five catches (50) vs. Stanford and scored his first career touchdown (two-yard pass) ... At Cal he totaled 249 all-purpose yards - seven kickoff returns (203); 35 punt return, six receiving, five rushing yards ... Made three catches (22) vs. Oregon State and had 138 all-purpose yards ... Accounted for 93 all-purpose yards at Washington ... Totaled 188 all-purpose yards at Arizona State, including 131 on six kickoff returns ... Tied his career-best with eight catches at ASU (32) ... Led team with four receptions (33) vs. USC, and 76 all-purpose yards.

    2007 - As a true sophomore, he appeared in all 13 games off the bench ... Averaged 10.0 yards on 31 punt returns to rank fifth in the Pac-10, 36th nationally ... His 31 returns were the third-most ever in a season at UCLA ... Made 17 receptions for 248 yards to rank fourth on the squad ... Made one reception (22 yards) in the opener at Stanford and averaged 13.7 yards on three punt returns (long of 17) ... Against BYU, he averaged 10.8 yards on five punt returns (long of 22) and did not make a reception ... At Utah, he made three receptions (40) and ran once for seven yards ... He did not return a punt ... Against Washington, Austin made one reception (57), ran once (6) and returned three punts (19; had a long return negated by a penalty) ... Returned three punts (14) at Oregon State ... Against Notre Dame, he returned two punts (4) ... Against Cal, he made one reception (8) and returned two punts for a yard ... At Washington State, he led the team with five (45) receptions ... At Arizona, he averaged 10.8 yards on five punt returns, including one for 17 yards ... Against Arizona State, he returned a punt 68 yards to the one-yard line to set up UCLA's only offensive touchdown ... Against Oregon, he had five punt returns (42), including returns of 20 and 19 yards, the latter setting up UCLA's fourth-quarter touchdown ... Against USC, he made three receptions (42, long of 36), and returned one punt (15) ... In the Las Vegas Bowl, he made three receptions (34).

    2006 - Saw action in 10 of UCLA's 13 games as a wide receiver and punt returner ... Missed three games (Oregon, Notre Dame and Washington St.) due to a hamstring injury ... Returned against California and made the first two receptions of his career on UCLA's first possession of the game (16 and 13 yards), producing one first down ... Averaged 13.8 yards on punt returns, including one for 79 yards at Washington ... Played against Oregon State, Arizona State, USC and Florida State but did not make receptions in those games.

    HIGH SCHOOL - Lettered four years in football at Long Beach Poly HS for coach Raul Lara ... Rated the No. 7 wide receiver nationally by ESPN.com ... Four-star prospect by rivals.com ... Four-star selection by scout.com ... Rated No. 41 prospect nationally by ESPN.com ... PrepStar All-American ... Played in U.S. Army All-America Game ... Team captain his junior and senior seasons ... First-team All-CIF Southern Section Division I ... Named first-team all-league ... Played in the CaliFlorida Bowl ... First-team Long Beach Press Telegram Dream Team selection his senior season ... Had 48 catches for 891 yards and five touchdowns as a senior ... Also returned seven kickoffs for 299 yards and two touchdowns (42.7 average) ... Returned eight punts for 155 yards and one touchdown (19.4 avg.) ... As a junior, he caught 48 passes for 648 yards and eight touchdowns ... Also lettered four years in track and field for coach Don Norford ... 2005-06 National Scholastic Indoor Pentathlon champion ... Had high jump of 6'-10", 100m time of 10.7, long jump of 23'-0" and 110 HH time of 14.47.

    PERSONAL - Full Name: Terrence La'Mar Austin ... Born: August 25, 1988 in Long Beach, CA ... Parents: Larry and Terry Austin ... Has one brother, Ziar, and two sisters, Shanaira and Keisha... Biggest thrill in sports is running back two kickoff returns in the league championship game his senior season ... Famous athletes he admires are the NFL's Sammie Parker and Steve Smith ... Hobbies include playing video games ... Director's Honor Roll in Fall 2006 and Winter 2009 ... Favorite class is British Literature ... History major.
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    LOL, you might want to change the headline to Terrence Austin.
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    * facepalm *

    Thanks brother. Long day.
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    You know it! And besides the draft you know the next thing we'll be wondering aloud about will be UDFA's.
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    For the record, I am not doing one of these epic threads for each UDFA.

    Obsession, apparently, has its limits.
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    Guy didn't returned a kick or punt for a score in college, but he's going to try and be the Redskins returner?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EatSleepRedskin View Post
    Guy didn't returned a kick or punt for a score in college, but he's going to try and be the Redskins returner?
    Look at his 'long' returns though brother - in light of that, the fact that he didn't return them for scores looks more like a fluke than a problem... I can certainly see why they drafted him on potential late in the draft...
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    I did some digging on Terrence Austin and discovered another stat that makes me feel better about him as a WR and kickoff/punt returner.

    He doesn't seem to have a lot of fumbles. In his time at UCLA he had 23 rushes, 109 pass receptions, 95 punt returns, and 89 kickoff returns. And a total of 10 fumbles.

    That's 316 touches of the ball and 10 fumbles-one fumble every 31-32 times he handled the football-we've seen worse.

    Source. http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1117827
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    I'm giving it a 2-4 year window. Looking for improvement in all areas. Redskins, you're on the clock.

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    He averaged 6.7 yards on punt returns and 24 yards on kick returns.

    Not too impressive.

    This guy looks like a long-shot to stick even on the practice squad.
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    I've heard he's not a dynamic guy. Long shot to make the roster I think.

    And welcome back, Bulldog.
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    the stats in the box in the first post don't match up with the numbers I saw in a reference to his UCLA bio.

    the punt return numbers were a lot lower for average than the high 9's we see here.

    if these numbers are accurate and he has been in the 9-13 range on PRs then he may have the quickness necessary to be a factor here.

    But again the averages I read included a 6.7 for punts.

    And that if true isn't going to inspire confidence for his performance at the next level.
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