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Tavon Austin Named AFCA All-American


With one regular season game remaining in his collegiate career, West Virginia receiver Tavon Austin reeled in his first All America team honor for his senior year.

The American Football Coaches Association released its All America Team Wednesday and Austin made the roster as a first team all-purpose player.

A year after the Baltimore, Md. native led the nation in all-purpose yards with 198 per game, Austin is at it again, racking up the second-best total at the FBS level. Through 11 games, Austin is averaging 233.91 yards each time he steps on the field, behind only Western Kentucky's Antonio Andrews, who competes in the Sun Belt Conference.

Austin has made a splash in WVU's past two games by putting together as spectacular of a show on the ground as he has been known to do in the passing and returning game. He has rushed for 521 and caught for 1149, while his punt and kick returns have yielded 165 and 738 yards, respectively.

Austin can be named a Consensus All-American if he is named to two of four other first teams, including the Associated Press, the Football Writers Association of America, Sporting News and Walter Camp Football Foundation.

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