About Austin: Earned varsity football letter in each of the last two seaosns ... lettered in track & field during the spring of 2010 ... started career at wide receiver before shifting to running back during spring 2010.
2011: Played in 10 games on special teams and as a reserve running back ... rushed seven times for 62 yards ... returned one kickoff for 26 yards ... registered first rushing attempts of the season versus Fordham ... ran for 30 yards on a career-high four carries ... averaged 7.5 yards per rush ... long rush of 24 yards ... rushed for a career-high 32 yards on three carries opposite Temple ... averaged 10.7 yards per rush ... long rush of 26 yards was a career best.
2010: Saw action in two contests ... shouldered reserve role at slotback position ... saw first career action opposite VMI ... rushed for 25 yards on five attempts ... registered 21 ground yards on three carries against Keydets ... ripped off season long run of 14 yards in season debut ... rushed twice for four yards versus Notre Dame.
2009: Did not appear in a varsity contest.
High School: Three time all-conference performer at North Allegheny High in Wexford, Pa. ... played for head coach Art Walker Jr. ... three year letterwinner ... three year starter ... two way standout ... split time between wide receiver and defensive back ... served as dangerous kick returner as well ... earned all conference laurels each of final three seasons ... established school's single season records for both receptions (64) and receiving yards (929) as a senior ... set single game school marks in both categories as well with 18 catches for 247 yards during one standout showing ... served as team captain as a senior ... earned four additional varsity letters in track and field ... specialized in sprint and long jump events ... Western Pennsylvania champion in 100 meter dash during junior and senior years ... state's third place finisher in that event both years ... established school record with time of 10.78 in 100-meter dash ... named to all state squad in that event as a senior ... member of DECA as well (students interested in marketing advertising and management).
Personal: Given name is Brian Joseph Austin ... parents' names are Harry and Mary Ellen Austin ... father, Harry Austin III, served in U.S. Army ... paternal grandfather, Harry Austin Jr., and maternal grandfather, Joseph Darcy, both served with U.S. Army during World War II ... brother, Harry Austin IV, is a three time letterwinner in baseball at powerful Elon University ... Brian enjoys playing guitar, golfing and snowboarding in free time ... one of best friends, Wes Henderson, plays football at Navy ... high school teammate of current Army teammate Zach Watts ... majoring in Engineering Managment.