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 ...
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