60  Austin O'Dell
Austin O'Dell

Hometown:
Memphis, TN

High School:
Westwood HS

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 300

Position:
Offensive Tackle

Experience:
1L


A returning letterman who was having a good spring when he suffered torn ligaments in his left knee ... Sustained a torn MCL and missed the final week of the spring ... Will work in the summer to rehab the knee and is expected to be ready for fall camp ... Enters the fall as the backup to Artis Hicks at left tackle ...

1999: Lettered for the first time during the 1999 season by playing in five games for the Tigers ... Played 14 snaps in the Memphis win over Arkansas State ... Was the first extended playing time of his career ... Appeared in the win over UAB ... Had 16 plays in the Louisville game and 17 plays the following week in the win over Tulane ... Logged eight plays in the season finale against Cincinnati ... Worked at offensive tackle behind Artis Hicks and provided excellent backup when Hicks suffered an ankle sprain during the season ... Enters the fall of 1999 as the back-up for Artis Hicks at quick tackle ... Worked with the second team offense throughout the spring ... Will help provide depth in the offensive line ...

1998: Played in one game for the Tigers in 1998 ... Appeared in the Tigers' win over Arkansas State ... Played three snaps against the Indians ... Was also worked in practice as a tight end ... Received Chris Faros Most Improved Player Award in the spring ... Worked as an offensive tackle and as a tight end in the spring ... Could see action as a blocking tight end in the fall ...

1997: A redshirt freshman who appeared in two games as an offensive tackle ... Saw playing time in the Arkansas State and Houston victories ... Spent the fall working behind Daniel Gomez at left offensive tackle ...

1996: Was redshirted ... Spent his time working with the offensive scout team as an offensive tackle ...

Prep: Was a high school teammate of current Tigers DeCorye Hampton and Damien Dodson ... Played on both offensive and defensive line for Westwood ... Was named to the all-Tennessee 4A Football Team (third team) ... Was named to the all-Shelby Metro second team in 1995 ...

Born: 11/27/76 ... Is the son of Austin and Kathy O'Dell ... Played for high school coach John Ware at Westwood.

O'DELL'S STATISTICS

YearGames/StartsSnaps/Total Snaps
1996redshirted
19972/09/768
19981/03/716
19994/056/734
Total7/068/2218
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