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Austin Pettis

Austin Pettis

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Austin Pettis (born May 7, 1988) 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.[1]

College career

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

Pre-draft

Pre-draft measureables
HtWtArm lengthHand size40-yd dash10-yd split20-yd split20-ss3-coneVertBroadBPWonderlic
6 ft 2⅝ in 209 lb 31¾ in 9¾ in 4.56 s 1.60 s 2.56 s 3.88 s 6.68 s 33½ in 10 ft 0 in 14 reps x
Values from NFL Combine [2]

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). [3]

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

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

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