As has been well documented by HailWV.com, Tavon Austin has taken control of WVU’s all-time receiving yards and receptions records. He is currently battling Stedman Bailey for the school record for career touchdown receptions. What has been overlooked is just how well Austin stacks up historically as a kick returner.
Tavon has already taken command of the WVU career kick return record at 70 and counting. This weekend’s game in Tavontown aka Austin, Tx brings the opportunity for Austin to capture two more school records.
Austin is likely to claim the school’s all-time kick return yardage record against the Longhorns. Austin, with 1,729 yards, trails record holder Shawn Terry by 43 yards (1,772 yards). Given the way WVU gave up buckets of scores to Baylor, it is likely that Austin will get multiple opportunities to take down this record on Saturday.
Tavon is also close to tieing the WVU all-time kick return touchdown record held by Shawn Terry with 4 scores. Austin sits second on the list with 3 touchdown returns and has not taken one to the house since December 1, 2011 against South Florida. If there was ever a time for Austin to take one back for six, this would be the game to do it.
The fact that Austin is already arguably the top receiver in WVU history and will soon become arguably the best kick returner in WVU history. Holding 3 school records and potentially capturing 6 school records will easily cement Austin’s place in the WVU Sports Hall of Fame.