No. 87 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
|Date of birth:September 29, 1992|
|Place of birth: Fox Island, Washington|
|High school: Gig Harbor (WA)|
|NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 2 / Pick: 38|
|Debuted in 2014 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Roster status: Active|
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Austin Seferian-Jenkins (born September 29, 1992) is an American football tight end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Buccaneers in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Washington. He was also a member of the Huskies basketball team during his freshman year.
Regarded as a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Seferian-Jenkins was ranked as the No. 2 tight end prospect in his class, behind Nick O'Leary and ahead of Jace Amaro. He chose his home-state school Washington over offers from Alabama, Miami (FL), Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Southern California, and Texas.
As a true freshman in 2011, Seferian-Jenkins started 10 of 13 games and had 41 receptions for 538 yards and six touchdowns. He also played basketball as a freshman. In his sophomore season, Seferian-Jenkins recorded 69 receptions for 852 yards and 7 touchdowns. He finished third in the Mackey Award voting. Upon completing his sophomore season, Seferian-Jenkins had already set Washington records for receptions (110), receiving yards (1,390) and touchdowns (13) for the tight end position. On August 12, 2013, Seferian-Jenkins suffered a broken pinkie during practice. Coach Steve Sarkisian announced the next day that Seferian-Jenkins will have to undergo surgery to repair the broken pinkie. Following Washington's win in the 2013 Fight Hunger Bowl Seferian-Jenkins announced he would leave school early and enter the 2014 NFL Draft.
2014 NFL Draft
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 5 1⁄2 in||262 lb||33 3⁄4 in||9 3⁄4 in||4.56 s||37 1⁄2 in||20 reps|
|All values from NFL Combine except 40 yd dash and Vertical from private workout|
Seferian-Jenkins was selected in the second round, 38th overall, in the 2014 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
- Legal troubles
On March 9, 2013, Seferian-Jenkins was cited for driving under the influence in University District, Seattle. In July 2013, he pled guilty to DUI and served a day in jail. The football team suspended Seferian-Jenkins for 1 game, the Huskies' 2013 season opener against Boise State.
- Rivals.com tight ends 2011
- Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins will play basketball
- Hinnen, Jerry (August 13, 2013). "Austin Seferian-Jenkins breaks pinkie, will have surgery". CBSSports.com. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
- Washington Huskies football bio at the Wayback Machine (archived May 27, 2013)
- Washington Huskies basketball bio