Found February 26, 2013 on Gridiron Grit:
During the 2008-09 high school season in Baltimore on a rainy, damp evening at John Hopkins Stadium, former Dunbar Poets’ running back Tavon Austin was waiting to receive a punt with the rain banging on his visor. He settled under the ball for the catch and dipped to his left, and with no effort, he sprinted past the would-be-tacklers up the middle and headed towards the sideline. With one man to beat, who attempted to push the speedster out of bounds, Austin’s awareness allowed him to glide and tip-toe the sideline towards the endzone, while defenders and some of his teammates slipped and fell on the wet turf. Austin displayed countless highlights in his high school career, but that was the moment when it registered that Austin was destined for stardom. Austin electrified opposing coaches and high school football fans throughout his career as he finished with Maryland state records in total yards (9,248), rushing yards (7,962), touchdowns (123) and points (790). He also helped led ...
College Football News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.