Tavon Austin earning All-America honors

CBS and Yahoo recognize former Dunbar star for his special teams play

December 13, 2011|By David Selig

Former Dunbar star Tavon Austin is being recognized as an All-American by two major websites.

CBSsports.com has Austin as a first-team "all purpose" player on special teams.

Yahoo! has the West Virginia junior on its second team as a punt returner.

Austin has returned 19 punts for 268 yards (14.1 per return) this season.

He also also handled kick returns, averaging 26 yards per return and taking two back for touchdowns.

Austin also has 89 catches for 1,063 receiving yards and 4 TDs, and he ranks second in the country in all-purpose yards.

West Virginia (9-3) faces Clemson (10-3) in the Orange Bowl Jan. 4 in Miami.

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