Rodney Austin

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Rodney Austin
No. 74
Position: Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-12-04) December 4, 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth: St. Louis, Missouri
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 311 lb (141 kg)
Career information
High school: Charlotte (NC) East Mecklenburg
College: Elon
Undrafted: 2012
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Rodney Austin (born December 4, 1988) is a former American football guard. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Detroit Lions after the 2012 NFL Draft. He played college football at Elon University.

College career[edit]

He played college football at Elon University.[1]

Professional career[edit]

He was signed by the Lions as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He was released on August 31, 2012 when the Lions established their final 53 roster but was signed to their practice squad the next day after he cleared waivers.

On April 21, 2015, Austin was released by the Detroit Lions following his arrest on April 17.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Austin was arrested on April 17, 2015, after being charged with assault against a female, assault on a child under 12, misdemeanor larceny and interference with emergency communication in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.[3]


  1. ^ Twentyman, Tim. "Team". Retrieved 2012-09-03. 
  2. ^ Twentyman, Tim (April 21, 2015). "Lions release guard Rodney Austin following arrest". Detroit Lions. Retrieved April 21, 2015. 
  3. ^ Meinke, Kyle (April 21, 2015). "Rodney Austin arrested on charges of assaulting female and child under 12; released by Detroit Lions". MLive. Retrieved April 21, 2015. 

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