|Date of birth:||January 2, 1944|
|Place of birth:||Nashville, Tennessee|
|Date of death:||January 20, 2009(aged 65)|
|Place of death:||Knoxville, Tennessee|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||230 lb (104 kg)|
|High school:||Donelson (TN)|
|NFL Draft:||1966 / Round: 11 / Pick: 160|
|AFL draft:||1966 / Round: Red Shirt 2 / Pick: 14
(by the New York Jets)
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at PFR|
Austin Cheek Denney Jr. (January 2, 1944 – January 20, 2009) was an American football tight end in the National Football League for the Chicago Bears and Buffalo Bills. He played college football at the University of Tennessee.
As a junior, he was moved from fullback to tight end, becoming a starter, while posting 14 receptions for 206 yards and 2 touchdowns. As a senior, he posted 21 receptions for 264 yards and 7 receiving touchdowns (school record for tight ends). He finished his college career with 35 receptions for 470 yards and 9 touchdowns.
Denney was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the eleventh round (160th overall) of the 1966 NFL Draft with a future draft pick, which allowed the team to draft him before his college eligibility was over. On September 6, 1967, he was traded along with Mac Percival to the Chicago Bears in exchange for a third round draft choice (#71-Ed Harmon).
On January 20, 2009, he died from an undisclosed illness.
- "1966 AFL Draft". Retrieved March 23, 2017.
- "Vols Mourn Loss of Former All-America Tight End Denney". Retrieved February 19, 2016.
- "Talented Toe Could Give Bears Title". Retrieved February 19, 2016.
- "Baker Cut By Philadelphia". Retrieved February 19, 2016.
- "Former Vol Tight End Austin Denney Passes Away". Retrieved February 19, 2016.