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Rodney Austin
G #74
Height:
6-4
Weight:
325
Age:
26
College:
Elon
Experience:
1

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2014 DET 0 0
2013 DET 1 0
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13 CHI W 34-17
14 TB W 34-17
15 MIN W 16-14
16 @CHI W 20-14
17 @GB L 20-30

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Biography

First-year guard who returned to the practice squad for most of 2014 after seeing his first action on the active roster for the final four games of the 2013 regular season.

TRANSACTIONS

  • Signed by the Lions to the active roster on November 25, 2014.
  • Re-signed by the Lions to the practice squad on August 31, 2014.
  • Signed by the Detroit Lions to the active roster on November 27, 2013.
  • Signed to the Detroit Lions practice squad on September 1, 2013.
  • Signed to 2013 Reserve/Future contract with Detroit Lions on Jan. 1, 2013.
  • Signed to the Detroit Lions practice squad on September 1, 2012.
  • Signed by the Detroit Lions as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 10, 2012.

PRO
First-year guard who returned to the practice squad for most of 2014 after seeing his first action on the active roster for the final four games of the 2013 regular season.

2014: Began the season on the practice squad before being elevated to the active roster in Week 13 vs. Chicago (11/27).

2013: First-year guard who began the 2013 season as a member of the practice squad until he was signed to the active roster on November 27, 2013.

  • Was inactive from Week 13 through Week 16 after being signed to the active roster.
  • Made his NFL debut on special teams in Week 17 at Minnesota (12/17).

2012: Began his NFL career on the Lions practice squad in 2012.

COLLEGE

2011: Team captain. Suffered a season-ending injury in third game of the season.

2010: Named third-team All-American by Phil Steele and first-team All-SoCon member by league’s coaches.

  • Started all 10 games he appeared in.

2009: Made five starts in 10 games played.

2008: Appeared in seven games as a reserve.

PERSONAL

  • Attended East Mecklenburg High School (Charlotte, N.C.) under head coach Greg Hill. 2006 team went to state playoffs. Received All-Conference and All-County honors.
  • Set high school’s power lift record (325 pounds) and was subsequently named East Mecklenburg’s “lifter of the year.”
  • Led team in knockdown and pancake blocks.
  • Son of Sean and Cheryl Hayes.
  • Human Services major.

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  • Brandon Pettigrew

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    Signed to a four-year contract on March 14, 2014. Pettigrew caught 10 passes for 70 yards in 2014.
  • Darryl Tapp

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    Signed March 13, 2014. Tapp played all 16 games and totaled 17 tackles, .5 sacks, two pass breakups and one fumble recovery in 2014.
  • Andre Fluellen

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    Signed March 21, 2014. Fluellen made 10 tackles to go with two sacks and a fumble recovery in eight games for the Lions in 2014.
  • Cassius Vaughn

    club
    Signed April 7, 2014. Vaughn made 18 tackles and intercepted two passes to go with five pass breakups and a fumble recovery in 2014.
  • Rashean Mathis

    club
    Signed on April 15, 2014. Mathis made 51 tackles to go with one interception that he returned for a touchdown and nine pass breakups in 2014.