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#17 Lance Austin

Lance Austin - Football - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Year Senior
Height 5-10
Weight 187
Hometown Barnesville, Ga.
Last School Lamar County
Height / Weight 5-10 / 188
Birthdate 03/10/1996
Lance Austin - Football - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

2017 (Senior): Started all 11 games at cornerback, extending his string of consecutive starts to 24 … Ranked sixth on the team with 39 total tackles (35 solo) … Tied for team lead with five pass breakups and tied for second on the team with five total passes defended … recorded at least three stops in 7-of-11 games … Had seven solo stops and a pass breakup in win over North Carolina (Sept. 30) … Notched four tackles apiece against nationally ranked ACC foes Miami (Oct. 14) and Clemson (Oct. 28) … Also broke up two passes at Miami … Broke up a pass in win over No. 17 Virginia Tech … Matched a career high with 10 tackles in loss to No. 7 Georgia (Nov. 25).

2016 (Junior): Started all 13 games at cornerback … Two-time ACC Defensive Back of the Week (Nov. 19 vs. Virginia, Nov. 26 at Georgia) … Led the ACC and finished tied for 15th nationally with 15 passes defended … Tied for the league lead with 12 pass breakups … Tied for seventh in the conference with three interceptions (also good for tie for team lead with twin brother, Lawrence) … Led team with four total takeaways (three interceptions, one fumble recovery) … Ranked sixth on the team with 50 total tackles … Led team with 34 tackles on passing plays … Recorded multiple tackles in 11-of-13 games … Notched six stops versus Vanderbilt (Sept. 17) … Had first interception of the season vs. Clemson (Sept. 22) … Tallied a career-high 10 tackles to go along with two pass breakups at Pittsburgh (Oct. 8) … Had five tackles and two PBU at North Carolina (Nov. 5) … Broke up two passes and had a key recovery of a fumble caused by his brother, Lawrence, in pivotal win at Virginia Tech (Nov. 12) … Sealed a 31-17 win over Virginia (Nov. 19) with a 24-yard interception return for a touchdown with 4:03 to go in the ballgame … In addition to the victory-clinching INT return for touchdown, also had a career-best three pass breakups in the win over UVA, en route to his first ACC DB of the Week award … Made one of Georgia Tech’s biggest plays of the season when he intercepted a pass by Georgia’s Jacob Eason with 3:39 to go, which set up the Yellow Jackets’ game-winning 46-yard touchdown drive in a 28-27 win over archrival UGA (Nov. 26) … Also had six tackles in the win at Georgia, en route to being named ACC DB of the Week for the second-straight week … The Austin family claimed each of the final three ACC DB of the Week awards this season, as Lawrence earned the honor following the Yellow Jackets’ 30-20 win at Virginia Tech (Nov. 12) … Recorded three tackles in 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl win over Kentucky (Dec. 31).

2015 (Sophomore): Played in 10 games … Finished season with five tackles, two pass breakups and a special-teams touchdown … Tallied one solo stop and one pass breakup in each of Tech’s first two wins vs. Alcorn State (Sept. 3) and Tulane (Sept. 12) … Recorded two tackles and returned a blocked field goal 78 yards for game-winning touchdown in 22-16 win over Florida State (Oct. 24) … Play was dubbed “Miracle on Techwood Drive” … Named ACC Specialist of the Week for game-winning score.

2014 (True Freshman): Played in all 14 games … Recorded 11 tackles, including seven solo, and broke up one pass … Tallied three tackles in Orange Bowl win over Mississippi State (Dec. 31) … Recorded career-high three tackles, including two solo, at NC State (Nov. 8) … Had one solo tackle vs. Duke (Oct. 11) … Registered one tackle at Virginia Tech (Sept. 20) … Recorded one tackle at Tulane (Sept. 6) … Tallied two tackles and broke up one pass in collegiate debut against Wofford (Aug. 30).

High School: Played under coach Frank Stephens … Helped lead LCHS to 14-1 record and runner-up finish in state playoffs as senior … Played quarterback on offense and in secondary on defense … Rushed for 1,097 yards and 19 touchdowns, and passed for 827 yards and 12 TDs with just one interception as senior … Had 44 tackles, eight pass breakups, three interceptions (one for a TD), two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery … Also participated on track and wrestling teams.

Personal: Full name is Lance Anthony Austin … Son of Derick and Stephanie Austin … Father, Derick, played football at Georgia Southern … Siblings are Lawrence and Precious … Twin brother, Lawrence, is also a defensive back for the Yellow Jackets … Born March 10, 1996 in Statesboro, Ga. … Began playing football at age seven … Chose Georgia Tech because “my family can come see me play with my brother at one of the top institutions in the nation.” … Graduates from Georgia Tech in May 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Tackles: 10, twice – last vs. No. 7 Georgia, Nov. 25, 2017
Solo Tackles: 9 vs. No. 7 Georgia, Nov. 25, 2017
Tackles for Loss: 1.0, twice – last at Virginia, Nov. 4, 2017/>Pass Breakups: 3 vs. Virginia, Nov. 19, 2016
Interceptions: 1, three times – last at Georgia, Nov. 26, 2016
Fumble Recoveries: 1 vs. No. 18/22 Virginia Tech, Nov. 12, 2016
Kickoff Returns: 3 vs. Duke, Oct. 29, 2016
Kickoff Return Yards: 38 yards vs. Duke, Oct. 29, 2016
Longest Kick Return: 14 yards vs. Duke, Oct. 29, 2016

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