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Saturday, July 27th, 2024

at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
For table sponsorship info: Call David Thetford – 806-777-0677
or send an email request to: [email protected]

Jerry Austin

Class of 2012

Jerry Austin | 1966 - 1968 | Coronado High School | Football

Jerry Austin played football at Coronado High School from 1966-1968. He was named All-District and All-City in Football in 1967 and 1968, and was also recognized as an All-City baseball player as a sophomore. He held the all-time scoring record at Coronado until 2009 and still holds the school record for touchdowns in a single season with 21. Austin was named MVP of the 1969 Greenbelt Bowl

He led Angelo State and the Lone Star Conference in rushing in 1970 and 1971. He holds the ASU career records for carries with 861 and a 106 yards-per-game average. Austin's 3,741 career rushing yards is tops in ASU history and 10th all time in the LSC. Austin, who scored 45 career touchdowns with the Rams, was named the All-Texas Team Outstanding Freshman of the Year in 1969 by UPI. He was awarded the J.W. “Dough” Rollins “Back of the Year” in LSC in 1970.

Austin was named to the LSC first team in 1970 and 1971, and was NAIA All-America second team in 1971. He was selected to Gridiron’s All-Small College All-America first team 1972. He was on the LSC Silver Anniversary, second team (1960-1984). He led the team to four winning seasons, and as a senior led ASU to its first ever appearance in a bowl game as four-year institution.

In 1973, Austin signed as a free agent with the Chicago Bears. He was inducted into the Angelo State Athletic Hall of Honor in 2008.
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