Austin Pettis

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Austin Pettis
No. 18     St. Louis Rams
Wide Receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-02-08) February 8, 1989 (age 24)
Place of birth: Anaheim, California
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)Weight: 207 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school: Orange (CA) Lutheran
College: Boise State
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 3 / Pick: 78
Debuted in 2011 for the St. Louis Rams
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× First-team All-WAC (2009, 2010)
  • 1× Second-team All-WAC (2008)
  • All-American
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Receptions57
Receiving yards517
Receiving TDs4
Stats at NFL.com
 
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Austin Pettis
No. 18     St. Louis Rams
Wide Receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-02-08) February 8, 1989 (age 24)
Place of birth: Anaheim, California
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)Weight: 207 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school: Orange (CA) Lutheran
College: Boise State
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 3 / Pick: 78
Debuted in 2011 for the St. Louis Rams
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× First-team All-WAC (2009, 2010)
  • 1× Second-team All-WAC (2008)
  • All-American
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Receptions57
Receiving yards517
Receiving TDs4
Stats at NFL.com

Austin Pettis (born February 8, 1989[1]) is an American football wide receiver for the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League. He was drafted in the 3rd round, 78th overall, in the 2011 NFL Draft.[2]

Early years[edit]

Pettis attended Orange Lutheran High School in Orange, California. He had 72 receptions for 1,079 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior. He was named First-team All-league and All-county and Third-team All-state and was also named to the All-Southern Section Team while helping team to state championship. As a sophomore he was named Second-team All-league as well as being named top sophomore on team. He lettered in football three times, basketball three times, and track and field twice.

College career[edit]

Pettis finished his Boise State career as the school's all-time leader in both receptions (229) and touchdown catches (39). His 2,838 receiving yards rank second on the all-time list. He was a four-year starter in the Broncos' high-powered offense. Pettis set career highs with 71 receptions and 951 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior and earned First-team All-Western Athletic Conference honors for the second consecutive year.

As a junior, in 2008, Pettis had 63 receptions for 855 yards and 14 touchdowns and was a First-team All-WAC selection. Pettis was named Second-team All-WAC after his sophomore season (2007), catching 49 passes for 567 yards, averaging 11.6 yards per catch and nine touchdowns. He was also named to the All-WAC academic team. In 2007 as a true freshmen, he finished season second on team with 46 receptions and finished second on team with six TD catches and third with 465 yards receiving.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
HtWtArm lengthHand size40-yd dash10-yd split20-yd split20-ss3-coneVertBroadBPWonderlic
6 ft 2⅝ in209 lb31¾ in9¾ in4.56 s1.60 s2.56 s3.88 s6.68 s33½ in10 ft 0 in14 repsx
Values from NFL Combine [3]

At the 2011 NFL Combine Pettis ran the shuttle in 3.88 seconds, fastest among the receivers at the combine. Pettis also finished sixth in the 60-yard shuttle (11.14 seconds) and 11th in the 3-cone drill (6.68 seconds). [4]

Pettis was drafted 78th overall in the 2011 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams. On July 29, 2011, Pettis signed a four-year contract with the Rams that included a $614,000 signing bonus.

2012[edit]

In a Week 7 loss against the Green Bay Packers, Pettis caught his first NFL touchdown pass, a 3-yard reception.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pettis, Austin. "Proof!!! 2/8/89 but thanks for all the luv lol". Twitter. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Draft Scout
  3. ^ "Austin Pettis". NFL Draftscout.com. 2011-04-29. Retrieved 2011-04-28. 
  4. ^ "Austin Pettis". Idaho Statesmen.com. 2011-02-27. Retrieved 2011-04-28. 

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