DARRELL AUSTIN
Center
1971 / 1973
Union, SC
Biography
Austin was named All-State and a Scholastic All-American as a senior at Union and played in the North-South All-Star Game before joining the Gamecocks in 1970. After a year with the freshman team Austin took over as a starting offensive tackle in 1970 and started all eleven games. The coaching staff tried all the teamís linemen on both offense and defense during 1972 spring practice and then decided to move him to defense; he ranked sixth on the team in tackles. Moved back to offense in 1973 Austin began the year as the starting left tackle but early in the season swapped places with Buck Thompson and started at center for five games. Austin proved to be the teamís top lineman, grading out as the leader for example in a close loss to an LSU team with a standout defensive line. He was one of the teamís captains that season while also winning the Black Spur for the teamís offensive lineman and was named All-State by the South Carolina Sportswriters Association. He played in the East-West Shrine Game that year and went on to play seven seasons in the NFL with the Broncos (1974), Jets (1975-79) and Buccaneers (1980). His younger brother Mark also started at center for the Gamecocks.
Prior Schools
SchoolLocation
Union Union, SC

Roster Listings
YearRosterNumPosHtWtYrGmsGS
1971 1971 Media Guide 70 OT 6-4 225 So
1971 Progam vs Wake Forest 70 OT 6-4 219 So 11 11
1972 1972 Media Guide 70 DT 6-4 239 Jr
1972 Program vs. Florida State 70 DT 6-4 237 Jr 9 9
1973 1973 Media Guide 70 OT 6-4 241 Sr
1973 Programs vs Ohio, Miami (OH), Houston 70 OT 6-4 234 Sr 8 8
Depth Chart Appearances
DescriptionPositionRank
1971 Media Guide Left Tackle Starter
10/2/1971 vs. Memphis State Left Tackle Starter
10/23/1971 vs. Florida State Left Tackle Starter
1972 Media Guide Left Defensive Tackle Starter
1973 Media Guide Left Tackle Starter
11/17/1973 vs. Florida State Center Starter
Gamecock Archives Article Mentions
Article
Gamecocks In The Pros (Stat Register)
Honors
AwardYear
1973 East-West Shrine Game
1973 Rex Enright - Captain's Cup
Defense
YearSoloAstTklTFLSacksIntPBUQBHFRFFBK
1972 2 37 39 1.0 1 0
Tot 2 37 39 1.0 1 0
Games Started
DateOpponentPosition
1971-09-11 Georgia Tech Left Tackle
1971-09-18 Duke Left Tackle
1971-09-25 North Carolina State Left Tackle
1971-10-02 Memphis Left Tackle
1971-10-09 Virginia Left Tackle
1971-10-16 Maryland Left Tackle
1971-10-23 Florida State Left Tackle
1971-10-30 Georgia Left Tackle
1971-11-06 Tennessee Left Tackle
1971-11-20 Wake Forest Left Tackle
1971-11-27 Clemson Left Tackle
1972-09-09 Virginia Left Defensive Tackle
1972-09-16 Georgia Tech Left Defensive Tackle
1972-09-23 Mississippi Left Defensive Tackle
1972-09-30 Memphis Left Defensive Tackle
1972-10-14 Appalachian State Left Defensive Tackle
1972-10-21 Miami (Ohio) Left Defensive Tackle
1972-11-04 Wake Forest Left Defensive Tackle
1972-11-18 Florida State Left Defensive Tackle
1972-11-25 Clemson Left Defensive Tackle
1973-09-15 Georgia Tech Left Tackle
1973-09-21 Houston Left Tackle
1973-09-29 Miami (Ohio) Left Tackle
1973-10-13 Wake Forest Center
1973-10-20 Ohio U. Center
1973-11-10 Appalachian State Center
1973-11-17 Florida State Center
1973-11-24 Clemson Center
Scoring Plays
DateOpponentQtrTimeUSCOppPlay
Defense - Sacks
YearDateOpponentDownTo GoSideYdlinePlay
1972 1972-10-14 Appalachian State 2 13 USC 48 Loflin sacked for loss of 7 (Darrell Austin)
1972 1972-10-28 North Carolina State 1 10 USC 46 Bruce Shaw sacked for loss of 6 (Dana Carpenter, Darrell Austin)
Defense - Tackles For Loss
YearDateOpponentDownTo GoSideYdlinePlay
1972 1972-09-16 Georgia Tech 1 10 USC 47 Alan Hennessey rush for loss of 1 (Darrell Austin)
1972 1972-09-16 Georgia Tech 2 11 USC 48 Alan Hennessey rush for loss of 3 (Darrell Austin)
1972 1972-09-16 Georgia Tech 2 8 USC 13 Kevin McNamara rush for loss of 2 (Darrell Austin)
1972 1972-10-14 Appalachian State 3 20 APP 45 Haugabrook rush for loss of 3 (Darrell Austin)
1972 1972-10-21 Miami (Ohio) 1 10 MOH 27 Williams rush for loss of 1 (Phil Wallace, Darrell Austin)
Defensive Plays
YearDateOpponentDownTo GoSideYdlinePlay
1972 1972-09-09 Virginia 1 10 UVA 16 Merritt rush for 6 (Darrell Austin)
1972 1972-09-09 Virginia 2 3 USC 47 Merritt rush for no gain (Darrell Austin)
1972 1972-09-16 Georgia Tech 1 10 GAT 20 Alan Hennessey rush for no gain (Darrell Austin)
1972 1972-09-23 Mississippi 2 4 UMS 34 Larry Kramer rush for 5 (Darrell Austin)
1972 1972-09-23 Mississippi 2 5 UMS 26 Porter rush for 4 (Chan Beasley, Darrell Austin)
1972 1972-09-23 Mississippi 3 1 UMS 30 Porter rush for 4 (Darrell Austin, John LeHeup)
1972 1972-09-23 Mississippi 1 10 USC 12 Porter rush for 3 (Phil Wallace, Darrell Austin)
1972 1972-09-30 Memphis 2 7 MEM 25 Dan Darby rush for 1 (Darrell Austin)
1972 1972-09-30 Memphis 2 10 MEM 44 Dornell Harris rush for 3 (Darrell Austin)
1972 1972-09-30 Memphis 1 10 MEM 33 Dan Darby rush for no gain (Darrell Austin, Phil Wallace)
1972 1972-09-30 Memphis 2 4 MEM 24 Dornell Harris rush for 4 (Darrell Austin)
1972 1972-09-30 Memphis 2 19 MEM 11 Dan Darby rush for 1 (Darrell Austin, Dana Carpenter)
1972 1972-09-30 Memphis 1 3 USC 3 Dornell Harris rush for 2 (Darrell Austin)
1972 1972-10-14 Appalachian State 3 7 APP 23 Tucker rush for no gain (Darrell Austin)
1972 1972-10-14 Appalachian State 1 10 APP 21 Haugabrook rush for 3 (Darrell Austin, Phil Wallace)
1972 1972-10-14 Appalachian State 1 10 APP 22 Cokley rush for 5 (Dana Carpenter, Darrell Austin)
1972 1972-10-14 Appalachian State 2 5 APP 27 Harris rush for 2 (Darrell Austin, Tony Pepper)
1972 1972-10-21 Miami (Ohio) 2 6 MOH 25 Brockemeyer rush for 6 (Phil Wallace, Darrell Austin)
1972 1972-10-21 Miami (Ohio) 1 10 50 Hitchens rush for 5 (Darrell Austin)
1972 1972-10-21 Miami (Ohio) 1 10 MOH 48 Hitchens rush for 5 (Darrell Austin)
1972 1972-10-21 Miami (Ohio) 2 4 MOH 38 Hitchens rush for 3 (Neville Files, Darrell Austin)
1972 1972-10-21 Miami (Ohio) 2 4 USC 22 Hitchens rush for 4 (Darrell Austin)
1972 1972-10-21 Miami (Ohio) 2 4 USC 12 Hitchens rush for 4 (Dana Carpenter, Darrell Austin)
1972 1972-10-21 Miami (Ohio) 2 11 MOH 26 Harmony rush for no gain (Darrell Austin, Tom Zipperly)
1972 1972-10-28 North Carolina State 1 10 NCS 25 Willie Burden rush for 8 (Darrell Austin)
1972 1972-10-28 North Carolina State 1 10 USC 20 Stan Fritts rush for 5 (Darrell Austin)
1972 1972-10-28 North Carolina State 1 10 USC 24 Charley Young rush for 4 (Darrell Austin)
1972 1972-10-28 North Carolina State 1 10 USC 18 Willie Burden rush for 4 (Darrell Austin)
1972 1972-10-28 North Carolina State 1 5 USC 5 Willie Burden rush for 4, fumble, recovered by Pat Hovance (Darrell Austin)
1972 1972-10-28 North Carolina State 2 9 USC 15 Roland Hooks rush for 10, fumble, recovered by (Darrell Austin)
1972 1972-11-04 Wake Forest 1 10 WFU 33 Campbell rush for 4 (Dana Carpenter, Darrell Austin)
1972 1972-11-11 Virginia Tech 3 2 USC 27 John Dobbins rush for just under 2 (Darrell Austin)
1972 1972-11-11 Virginia Tech 2 1 USC 1 James Barber rush for no gain (Darrell Austin)
1972 1972-11-11 Virginia Tech 1 4 USC 4 James Barber rush for no gain (Darrell Austin)
1972 1972-11-25 Clemson 2 8 CLM 42 Heide Davis rush for no gain (Darrell Austin)
1972 1972-11-25 Clemson 1 10 USC 16 Smiley Sanders rush for 5 (Darrell Austin)