Austin Pettis

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Austin Pettis
No. 18     St. Louis Rams
Wide Receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-02-08) February 8, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth: Anaheim, California
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 207 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school: Orange (CA) Lutheran
College: Boise State
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 3 / Pick: 78
Debuted in 2011 for the St. Louis Rams
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× First-team All-WAC (2009, 2010)
  • 1× Second-team All-WAC (2008)
  • All-American
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Receptions 95
Receiving yards 916
Receiving TDs 8
Stats at NFL.com

Austin Pettis (born February 8, 1989[1]) is an American football wide receiver for the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League. He was drafted in the 3rd round, 78th overall, in the 2011 NFL Draft.[2]

Early years[edit]

Pettis attended Orange Lutheran High School in Orange, California. He had 72 receptions for 1,079 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior. He was named First-team All-league and All-county and Third-team All-state and was also named to the All-Southern Section Team while helping team to state championship. As a sophomore he was named Second-team All-league as well as being named top sophomore on team. He lettered in football three times, basketball three times, and track and field twice.

College career[edit]

Pettis finished his Boise State career as the school's all-time leader in both receptions (229) and touchdown catches (39). His 2,838 receiving yards rank second on the all-time list. He was a four-year starter in the Broncos' high-powered offense. Pettis set career highs with 71 receptions and 951 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior and earned First-team All-Western Athletic Conference honors for the second consecutive year.

As a junior, in 2008, Pettis had 63 receptions for 855 yards and 14 touchdowns and was a First-team All-WAC selection. Pettis was named Second-team All-WAC after his sophomore season (2007), catching 49 passes for 567 yards, averaging 11.6 yards per catch and nine touchdowns. He was also named to the All-WAC academic team. In 2007 as a true freshmen, he finished season second on team with 46 receptions and finished second on team with six TD catches and third with 465 yards receiving.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 2⅝ in 209 lb 31¾ in 9¾ in 4.56 s 1.60 s 2.56 s 3.88 s 6.68 s 33½ in 10 ft 0 in 14 reps x
Values from NFL Combine [3]

At the 2011 NFL Combine Pettis ran the shuttle in 3.88 seconds, fastest among the receivers at the combine. Pettis also finished sixth in the 60-yard shuttle (11.14 seconds) and 11th in the 3-cone drill (6.68 seconds). [4]

Pettis was drafted 78th overall in the 2011 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams. On July 29, 2011, Pettis signed a four-year contract with the Rams that included a $614,000 signing bonus.

2012[edit]

In a Week 7 loss against the Green Bay Packers, Pettis caught his first NFL touchdown pass, a 3-yard reception.

Career Stats[edit]

Receiving Stats

Year Team Games Receptions Targets Yards Average Yards per Reception Longest Reception Touchdowns First Downs Fumbles Fumbles Lost
2011 STL 12 27 48 256 9.5 35 0 14 0 0
2012 STL 14 30 47 261 8.7 36 4 16 0 0
2013 STL 16 38 63 399 10.5 31 4 25 0 0
Total Total 42 95 158 916 9.6 36 8 55 0 0

[5]

Returning Stats

Year Team Games Punt Returns Punt Return Yards Punts Returned for Touchdowns Fair Catches Longest Punt Return Kickoff Returns Kickoff Return Yards Kickoff Return Touchdowns Fair Catches Longest Kickoff Return
2011 STL 12 15 139 0 10 39 3 62 0 0 24
2012 STL 14 11 77 0 9 23 1 13 0 0 13
2013 STL 16 2 37 0 0 32 0 0 0 0 0
Total Total 42 28 253 0 19 39 4 75 0 0 24

[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pettis, Austin. "Proof!!! 2/8/89 but thanks for all the luv lol". Twitter. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Draft Scout
  3. ^ "Austin Pettis". NFL Draftscout.com. 2011-04-29. Retrieved 2011-04-28. 
  4. ^ "Austin Pettis". Idaho Statesmen.com. 2011-02-27. Retrieved 2011-04-28. 
  5. ^ a b "Austin Pettis Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 

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