51  Jason Austin
Jason Austin

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Winder, GA

High School:
Winder-Barrow HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 298

Position:
OT

Experience:
2L


Became a regular in the offensive line during spring drills ... Worked as an offensive tackle ... Injured his ankle in the Blue-Gray game but is expected to fully recovered for fall camp ...

2000: Lettered while appearing in nine of the Tigers' 11 games in 2000 ... Worked as an offensive center and as a member of the Tiger special teams ... Earned his first starting role at offensive guard in the Houston game ... Played 68-of-78 snaps against the Cougars ... Also saw action as a guard in the Tigers' win over Louisiana-Monroe ... Served as a member of the Memphis field goal and PAT squads ... Had six special teams snaps against Louisiana-Monroe ... Played four special teams snaps in Memphis' win over Army at West Point ... Had five plays in the Tigers' upset win over East Carolina in Memphis ... Finished the season participating in 70 of the team's 785 offensive plays and 30 special teams snaps with the PAT/FG units ... A returning letterman on the offensive line ... Worked as the number two center in the spring and also saw action at a guard position ...

1999: Appeared in four games for the Tigers during the 1999 season and earned his first varsity letter... Saw his first action of the '99 season in the Arkansas State game ... Played a season high 14 snaps in the win over ASU ... Worked as a center in the UAB win and had 10 snaps in the Tigers' 49-7 victory over Tulane in New Orleans ... Ended the campaign with seven plays in the Cincinnati contest ... Member of the Tiger Academic 30 in 1999 ... Is listed as the back-up at center after spring drills ... Worked behind Josh Eargle and Matt Gehrke in the spring ...

1998: Appeared in three games for the Tigers as a redshirted freshman ... Played center in the Arkansas State and Cincinnati games ... Had five snaps in the win over Cincinnati ... Had three snaps in the win over Arkansas State ... Also saw game time in the Houston game ... Entered the spring of 1998 listed as number two at offensive center ... Worked as the backup to Chris Powers in the spring and entered the fall in the same position ...

1997: Was redshirted ... Traveled with the team to all of the road games and was listed as the number three center throughout the fall ... Was never pressed into service ... Spent the fall as a member of the offensive scout team ...

Prep: Was a three-year letterman and a two-year starter for Winder-Barrow High School ... Helped Winder-Barrow to a 7-4 record in 1996 and a spot in the state playoffs ... Was a heavyweight wrestler for three years ... Went to the Georgia state championships in 1996 ... Was named 3rd team All-Northeast Georgia in 1996 ... Selected to play in the 1997 Florida-Georgia All-Star game ... Also lettered as a member of the basketball, track and baseball teams at Winder-Barrow High School ... Has run a 5.1 in the 40-yard dash ... Was the Area 8-AAA wrestling champion in 1997 ... Benches 300 pounds and has squatted 430 pounds ... Was a member of the Key Club, the National Honor Society and Who's Who Among American High School Students ... Played for coach Phil Jones ...

Born: 12/8/78 ... Is the son of Danny and Judy Austin.

Austin's Statistics

Year Games/Starts Snaps/Total Snaps
1997 - - - - - - - - redshirted - - - - - - - -
1998 3/0 14/716
1999 4/0 32/734
2000 9/1 70/785
Total 7/0 116/2235
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