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Darius Austin
82  Darius Austin

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

High School:
Booker T. Washington

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 180

Position:
WR

Experience:
RS

2008: Redshirted.

PRIOR TO UTEP: Dave Campbell's Texas Top-300 player and first team All-District 24A wide receiver as a senior at Booker T. Washington High School ... preseason All-State player entering his senior year ... first team All-District and All-Region choice as a junior ... three-year varsity letterwinner and starter for coach Joel North ... played quarterback and wide receiver during his prep career ... had 340 yards receiving with three touchdowns as a sophomore ... junior totals were 733 yards receiving, 12 TDs and 21.0 yards per catch ... recorded 11 catches for 186 yards and six scores as a senior ... had three kickoff returns for touchdowns as a senior ... member of a 9-1, district championship team in 2006 ... member of the basketball team in ninth grade, and the track and field squad all four years of high school ... honor roll student in high school ... vice president of the student council all four years ... also involved with the Key Club, Health Club and YTA (Youth Teaching Assets).

PERSONAL: Parents are Russell and Mary Austin ... has two brothers and one sister ... uncle, Charles Austin, set a world record in winning the high jump at the 1966 Olympic Games ... full name is Darius Xavier Austin ... nickname is "Prime Time" ... born 4/25/89 (Houston, Texas) ... major is undecided.

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