A bit of more news about former UNC Football players now at the next level. Yesterday I posted about Shaun Draughn, the former Heel who is now with the Baltimore Ravens. Today some news about another former Carolina player… defensive tackle Marvin Austin.
Austin was the New York Giants’ second round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. The young man came out of North Carolina with a lot of hype and expectation from his skills, but also with some baggage for having received improper benefits.
Unfortunately the 52nd overall pick of the draft never lived up to expectations, mostly because of the couple of injuries he sustained, starting with the tearing of his pectoral muscle in the 2011 pre season and would keep Austin out for the entire season. In 2012 the defensive tackle got into eight games and had eight tackles in all, but another injury would cut short his season. The defensive lineman had said during this pre season that it was the first time he felt back to 100%.
For those that do not remember, or do not follow the NFL before the regular season games begin, the one thing that Marvin Austin can lay claim to is taking out New York Jets’ quarterback, Mark Sanchez.
This year Austin was cut by the New York franchise has it cut its roster to 53. Since then he has worked out with the Seattle Seahawks, where head coach Pete Carroll wanted the young man when he was coaching at USC, the Detroit Lions and lastly with the Kansas City Chiefs.
For now none of the teams have made a move to pick up the former UNC Football player. Any more information on Austin I will update the blog.