May 15th, 2013
Tavon Austin: WR/KR/RB, West Virginia
St. Louis Rams, #8 Pick Overall
Speedster Tavon Austin was a two time All-American at West Virginia, where he caught 29 TDs and scored another 10 on rushes and returns. He and fellow Mountaineer draftee WR Stedman Bailey should infuse the Rams offensive with the type of playmakers not seen since the “greatest show on turf” era.
5 Random Facts
1. He set an Orange Bowl record with 4 touchdown receptions.
2. At the Combine, he was timed at a sizzling 4.3 seconds for the 40-yard dash.
3. He was named college football’s 2012 All-Purpose Performer of the Year.
4. During his senior year in High School, he tallied 2,660 yards rushing on 218 carries and scored 34 touchdowns.
5. He wore jersey number 1 in college and will wear #11 for the Rams.