Austin named Jet Award return specialist winner

Written by Jenn Menendez on .

Tavon Austin picked up another award today when he was named the 2012 Jet Award Return Specialist winner.

He finished No. 2 in the country in all purpose running, with more than 220 yards a game, and averaged more than 25 yards per kickoff return.

The award, named for the best return specialist in college football, is named after former Heisman trophy winner Johnny “The Jet” Rodgers.

To win the award, candidates must also show include leadership, courage, desire and respect for authority and discipline.

Austin won the prestigious 2012 Paul Hornung Award last week as the most versatile player in major college football.


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