Miles Austin leads NFC Players of the Week

Miles Austin leads NFC Players of the Week

NEW YORK, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin is the NFC Offensive Player of the Week.

NFL: Dallas 26, Kansas City 20 (OT)

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Tony Romo and Miles Austin hooked up on a 60-yard touchdown pass in overtime Sunday, giving the Dallas Cowboys a 26-20 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.

NFL: Dallas 34, Tampa Bay 21

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Tony Romo passed for 353 yards and three touchdowns Sunday, leading Dallas past the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34-21.
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Miles Austin
Dallas Cowboys Miles Austin gets away from Seattle Seahawks Jordan Babineaux for a short gain November 1, 2009 in Arlington, Texas. Austin had five catches for 62 yards and one TDs as the Cowboys beat the Seahawks 38-17. UPI/Ian Halperin.

Miles Jonathon Austin III (born June 30, 1984 in Summit, New Jersey) is an American football wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. He was signed by the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Monmouth.

Son of Ann and Miles Austin, who were born in Nebraska and New Jersey and brother to Jennifer Austin, Austin attended Garfield High School in Garfield, New Jersey, and was a letterman in football, basketball, and track and field. In football, he played wide receiver and defensive back, and as a senior, he won All-Bergen County honors and All-State honors. In basketball, Austin garnered All-Bergen County honors as well. In track and field, Austin participated in the 100 meter dash, long jump, triple jump, and the javelin throw. He recorded the third-longest javelin throw in Bergen County history with a throw of 214 feet, 8 inches. Austin finished third in the triple jump at the New Jersey Meet of Champions in 2001.

During his college football days at Monmouth University, Austin caught 150 passes for 2,867 yards and 33 touchdowns. He is the school record-holder in receiving yards. Austin rushed 15 times for 140 yards and one touchdown. In 2003, Austin set a Monmouth single-season record for touchdown catches with 12. He ran 4.47 second 40 yard dash and jumped 40.5 inches in the vertical leap at the 2006 NFL combine.

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