|No. 58 – Minnesota Vikings|
|Born:||October 27, 1996|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||245 lb (111 kg)|
|High school:||Central (TX)|
|NFL Draft:||2019 / Round: 7 / Pick: 250|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2019|
Austin Cutting (born October 27, 1996) is an American football long snapper for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). Cutting played college football at the United States Air Force Academy, and was selected by the Vikings in the seventh round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Cutting was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the seventh round (250th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft. There had been precedent (such as Joe Cardona of the 2015 NFL draft) for military school graduates to be allowed to defer their 24 month service policy, but in 2017 United States Secretary of Defense, Jim Mattis, rescinded the policy to allow military service academy student-athlete graduates to delay their assignments to explore professional sports opportunities. In June 2019, United States President Donald Trump requested that a policy be established to facilitate athletic pursuits and Cutting was the first to sign a professional contract following the new policy.
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