Tavon Austin Earns All-America Honors


November 3, 2012; Morgantown, WV, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers wide receiver Tavon Austin (1) runs after a pass reception to score a forty three yard touchdown against the TCU Horned Frogs during the second quarter at Milan Puskar Field. The TCU Horned Frogs won 39-38 in two overtimes. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

Today, the American Football Coaches Association announced their 2012 All-American team. Tavon Austin was West Virginia’s sole representative to the team at the “all-purpose” position.

No other player in the country is more deserving of the honor than Austin. This season he has totalled 1,149 yards receiving, 521 yards rushing, 165 yards on punt returns, and 738 yards on kickoff returns. Austin has scored a total of 16 touchdowns this season, scoring in four different ways.

The AFCA All-America nod is sure to be the first of many All-America honors. Given the spectacular play of Austin this season, Tavon Austin is likely to become WVU’s first consensus All-American selection since Dan Mozes and Steve Slaton in 2006.

For the rest of the 2012 AFCA All-American team, go to afca.com.