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Erik Austell
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Charleston Southern

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Signed by the Houston Texans as a college free agent on June 9, 2017.
Signed by the Houston Texans as a college free agent on June 9, 2017.

Played five seasons (2012-16) at Charleston (S.C.) Southern University
Granted a redshirt season after appearing in just three games as a true freshman in 2012
Converted from defensive to offensive line before his redshirt sophomore campaign in 2013
Appeared in 43 career games for the Buccaneers
2016 (Charleston Southern):
Started 10 games and led the Bucs with 84 knockdown blocks
Named an FCS first-team All-American by AFCA
Also earned FCS second-team All-American honors by Associated Press and STATS
Integral part of a Charleston Southern offensive line that powered the nation’s sixth-best rushing attack
Helped the Buccaneers score 30-plus six times and tally 500-plus yards of offense in four games

2015 (Charleston Southern):
Earned All-Big South Conference honors and second-team All-American recognition from STATS FCS
Started the first nine games of the season at left tackle and was a force before going down with an injury in the Big South title-clinching win at Kennesaw State (11/7)
Part of a unit that paved the way for the nation’s 10th-ranked offense in terms of time of possession

2014 (Charleston Southern):
Played in ten games and started eight at offensive tackle as a redshirt sophomore
Helped pave the way for a CSU rushing attack that ranked 16th nationally with over 227 yards per game

2013 (Charleston Southern):
Converted to the offensive line and started 12 games at tackle
Recorded 74 knockdowns
Was part of a Buccaneers offense that led the nation in average time of possession and ranked 17th in rushing yardage

2012 (Charleston Southern):
Played in three games as a defensive lineman, with his first career appearance coming at Shorter (9/22)
Recorded first tackle of career at Presbyterian (10/20)

Attended Central Fellowship Christian Academy in Macon, Ga.
Four-year letterwinner under coach Chris Oxford and the Lancers
Recorded 120 tackles, 41.5 tackles for loss, and eight sacks over the course of his high school career
Named 2011 Team MVP and as well as GISA All-State, All-Region and 2A honors
Also saw time on offense, racking up 900 rushing yards to go along with 12 touchdowns, as well as compiling 905 passing yards and six scores through the air
Son of Mark and Denice Austell
Graduated with a degree in criminal justice in May of 2016
Currently pursuing a master’s degree in organizational management

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