Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Tavon Austin a finalist for 'Jet' Award
By David Ubben
West Virginia's Tavon Austin is one of three finalists for the Jet Award, given annually to college football's best return man.
Hawaii's Mike Edwards and Missouri's Marcus Murphy join him on the list of finalists. The award gets it's name from Johnny "The Jet" Rodgers, who won the 1972 Heisman Trophy at Nebraska.
Austin averages 26.36 yards on his 28 kick returns, including a touchdown. He also has a punt return for a touchdown and averaged 11 yards on his 15 returns.
This is just the second year for the Jet Award, which went to Arkansas' Joe Adams in 2011.