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Rodney Austin
G #74
Height:
6-4
Weight:
325
Age:
26
College:
Elon
Experience:
1

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2014 DET 0 0
2013 DET 1 0
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13 CHI W 34-17
14 TB W 34-17
15 MIN W 16-14
16 @CHI W 20-14

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Biography

First-year guard who began the 2013 season as a member of the practice squad until he was signed to the active roster on November 27, 2013.

TRANSACTIONS

  • Signed by the Detroit Lions to the active roster on November 27, 2013.
  • Signed to the Detroit Lions practice squad on September 1, 2013.
  • Signed to 2013 Reserve/Future contract with Detroit Lions on Jan. 1, 2013.
  • Signed to the Detroit Lions practice squad on September 1, 2012.
  • Signed by the Detroit Lions as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 10, 2012.

PRO

2013: First-year guard who began the 2013 season as a member of the practice squad until he was signed to the active roster on November 27, 2013.

  • Was inactive from Week 13 through Week 16 after being signed to the active roster.
  • Made his NFL debut on special teams in Week 17 at Minnesota (12/17).

2012: Began his NFL career on the Lions practice squad in 2012.

COLLEGE

2011: Team captain. Suffered a season-ending injury in third game of the season.

2010: Named third-team All-American by Phil Steele and first-team All-SoCon member by league’s coaches.

  • Started all 10 games he appeared in.

2009: Made five starts in 10 games played.

2008: Appeared in seven games as a reserve.

PERSONAL

  • Attended East Mecklenburg High School (Charlotte, N.C.) under head coach Greg Hill. 2006 team went to state playoffs. Received All-Conference and All-County honors.
  • Set high school’s power lift record (325 pounds) and was subsequently named East Mecklenburg’s “lifter of the year.”
  • Led team in knockdown and pancake blocks.
  • Son of Sean and Cheryl Hayes.
  • Human Services major.

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