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Thomas Austin
OG #71
Height:
6-4
Weight:
303
College:
Clemson
Hometown:
Camden, S.C.
Experience:
2
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YearTeamGGS
TOTAL 8 1
2013 IND 1 0
2012 CAR 4 1
2011 HOU 3 0

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Waived by Carolina (7/22/13)...Signed as a free agent from practice squad by Carolina (12/4/12)...Signed to practice squad by Carolina (11/6/12)...Waived by Carolina (11/2/12)...Signed as a free agent by Carolina (10/11/12)...Terminated from practice squad by New England (10/2/12)...Signed to practice squad by New England (9/2/12)...Waived/failed physical by Houston (8/27/12)...Claimed off waivers by Houston (9/4/11)...Waived by New England (9/3/11)...Signed to practice squad by New England (9/29/10)...Terminated from practice squad by Minnesota (9/6/10)...Signed to practice squad by Minnesota (9/6/10)...Waived by Minnesota (9/4/10)...Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Minnesota (4/30/10).

GP/GS
Career (7/1); 2012 (4/1); 2011 (3/0) [0/0].

2012
Played in four games with one start, did not play in one game and was inactive for one game in two stints on Carolina's active roster in addition to spending four games on the practice squad...Attended training camp with Houston and was waived/failed physical with a hamstring injury during the preseason (8/27)...Began the season on New England's practice squad before being terminated from the unit (10/2)...Originally signed by the Panthers (10/11) when center Ryan Kalil was placed on injured reserve...Inactive versus Dallas (10/21) and dressed but did not play at Chicago (10/28) before being waived (11/2) and signed to the practice squad (11/6)...Re-signed to the active roster (12/4) following the release of guard Jeremy Bridges...Vs. Atlanta (12/9): Saw action at right guard and center after an injury to Geoff Hangartner...Vs. Oakland (12/23): Replaced an injured Amini Silatolu at left guard in the first quarter...At New Orleans (12/30): Made first NFL start at left guard in place of Silatolu...One of four offensive linemen, along with center Jeff Byers, right guard Garry Williams and right tackle Byron Bell, that entered the league as undrafted rookie free agents to start against the Saints...Helped offense amass 530 yards - the second most in team history...Cleared paths for the Panthers to compile 273 yards rushing - the second highest total in team history.

2011
Claimed off waivers by Houston (9/4) after being waived in the final roster cutdown by New England (9/3)...Played in the last three regular season games...Inactive for the first 13 games...POSTSEASON: Inactive for both games...Vs. Carolina (12/18): Made NFL debut on special teams...Vs. Tennessee (1/1): Saw extensive playing time at center, replacing starter Chris Myers in the second half.

2010
Spent the last 13 regular season games and entire postseason on New England's practice squad...Had a one-day stint on Minnesota's practice squad in Week 1...Originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Vikings (4/30).

COLLEGE
Played in 48 games with 39 starts at Clemson...Made 20 starts at left guard, 15 at center and four at right guard...2009 (Sr.): Second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection...Started 14 games at left guard...Helped Tigers running back C.J. Spiller lead the conference in all-purpose yards with 2,680, including 1,212 rushing yards...2008 (Jr.): Second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference choice...Started 13 games with seven starts at center and six at left guard...2007 (So.): Started 12 games with eight starts at center and four at right guard...2006 (Fr.): Played in nine games...2005: Redshirted as a true freshman.

PERSONAL
Attended Camden (S.C.) HS...Graduated from Clemson with a degree in political science.

TRANSACTIONS
Waived by Carolina (7/22/13)...Signed as a free agent from practice squad by Carolina (12/4/12)...Signed to practice squad by Carolina (11/6/12)...Waived by Carolina (11/2/12)...Signed as a free agent by Carolina (10/11/12)...Terminated from practice squad by New England (10/2/12)...Signed to practice squad by New England (9/2/12)...Waived/failed physical by Houston (8/27/12)...Claimed off waivers by Houston (9/4/11)...Waived by New England (9/3/11)...Signed to practice squad by New England (9/29/10)...Terminated from practice squad by Minnesota (9/6/10)...Signed to practice squad by Minnesota (9/6/10)...Waived by Minnesota (9/4/10)...Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Minnesota (4/30/10).

GP/GS
Career (7/1); 2012 (4/1); 2011 (3/0) [0/0].

2012
Played in four games with one start, did not play in one game and was inactive for one game in two stints on Carolina's active roster in addition to spending four games on the practice squad...Attended training camp with Houston and was waived/failed physical with a hamstring injury during the preseason (8/27)...Began the season on New England's practice squad before being terminated from the unit (10/2)...Originally signed by the Panthers (10/11) when center Ryan Kalil was placed on injured reserve...Inactive versus Dallas (10/21) and dressed but did not play at Chicago (10/28) before being waived (11/2) and signed to the practice squad (11/6)...Re-signed to the active roster (12/4) following the release of guard Jeremy Bridges...Vs. Atlanta (12/9): Saw action at right guard and center after an injury to Geoff Hangartner...Vs. Oakland (12/23): Replaced an injured Amini Silatolu at left guard in the first quarter...At New Orleans (12/30): Made first NFL start at left guard in place of Silatolu...One of four offensive linemen, along with center Jeff Byers, right guard Garry Williams and right tackle Byron Bell, that entered the league as undrafted rookie free agents to start against the Saints...Helped offense amass 530 yards - the second most in team history...Cleared paths for the Panthers to compile 273 yards rushing - the second highest total in team history.

2011
Claimed off waivers by Houston (9/4) after being waived in the final roster cutdown by New England (9/3)...Played in the last three regular season games...Inactive for the first 13 games...POSTSEASON: Inactive for both games...Vs. Carolina (12/18): Made NFL debut on special teams...Vs. Tennessee (1/1): Saw extensive playing time at center, replacing starter Chris Myers in the second half.

2010
Spent the last 13 regular season games and entire postseason on New England's practice squad...Had a one-day stint on Minnesota's practice squad in Week 1...Originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Vikings (4/30).

COLLEGE
Played in 48 games with 39 starts at Clemson...Made 20 starts at left guard, 15 at center and four at right guard...2009 (Sr.): Second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection...Started 14 games at left guard...Helped Tigers running back C.J. Spiller lead the conference in all-purpose yards with 2,680, including 1,212 rushing yards...2008 (Jr.): Second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference choice...Started 13 games with seven starts at center and six at left guard...2007 (So.): Started 12 games with eight starts at center and four at right guard...2006 (Fr.): Played in nine games...2005: Redshirted as a true freshman.

PERSONAL
Attended Camden (S.C.) HS...Graduated from Clemson with a degree in political science.

 

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