Austin Seferian-Jenkins

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Austin Seferian-Jenkins
No. 87 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-09-29) September 29, 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth: Fox Island, Washington
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 262 lb (119 kg)
Career information
High school: Gig Harbor (WA)
College: Washington
NFL draft: 2014 / Round: 2 / Pick: 38
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • John Mackey Award winner (2013)
  • Second-team All-Pac-12 (2012, 2013)
  • Third-team AP All-American (2012)
  • John Mackey Award finalist (2012)
  • First-team Freshman All-American (2011)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014
Receptions: 21
Receiving Yards: 221
Touchdowns: 2
Stats at NFL.com

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.

Early years[edit]

Seferian-Jenkins attended Gig Harbor High School in Gig Harbor, Washington. He had 126 receptions during his career. He played in the 2011 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

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.[1] He chose his home-state school Washington over offers from Alabama, Miami (FL), Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Southern California, and Texas.

College career[edit]

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.[2] In his sophomore season, Seferian-Jenkins recorded 69 receptions for 852 yards and 7 touchdowns.[3] He finished third in the Mackey Award voting.[4] 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.[5] On August 12, 2013, Seferian-Jenkins suffered a broken pinkie during practice.[6] Coach Steve Sarkisian announced the next day that Seferian-Jenkins will have to undergo surgery to repair the broken pinkie.[6] Following Washington's win in the 2013 Fight Hunger Bowl Seferian-Jenkins announced he would leave school early and enter the 2014 NFL Draft.[7]

Professional career[edit]

2014 NFL Draft[edit]

Seferian-Jenkins was a projected a second-round selection by CBS Sports in the 2014 NFL Draft.[8]

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
6 ft 5 12 in 262 lb 33 34 in 9 34 in 4.56 s 37 12 in 20 reps
All values from NFL Combine except 40 yd dash and Vertical from private workout[9][10]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

2014 Season[edit]

Seferian-Jenkins was selected in the second round, 38th overall, in the 2014 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In his rookie season he provided some signs of play making ability as a pass catching threat. He posted 21 catches for 221 yards and 2 touchdowns before his season was cut short by injury landing him on the team's Injured Reserve list.

Personal[edit]

Legal troubles

On March 9, 2013, Seferian-Jenkins was cited for driving under the influence in University District, Seattle.[11] In July 2013, he pled guilty to DUI and served a day in jail.[12][13] The football team suspended Seferian-Jenkins for 1 game, the Huskies' 2013 season opener against Boise State.

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