Blessuan Austin had his playing time at Rutgers cut short due to injury. Now, he’s leaving the Scarlet Knights to pursue the NFL.
Austin had a remarkable breakout season as a sophomore in 2016. That season, he made 43 tackles, including a tackle for loss and a sack, while recording an interception and 14 passes defended.
Unfortunately, he appeared in just four games as a junior before suffering a torn ACL. He appeared in the season-opener for 2018 but would suffer another season-ending ACL injury in the win.
On Friday evening, Austin released a note on Twitter thanking Scarlet Nation for their support. Despite being able to file for another year of eligibility due to injury, Austin went on to say he is pursuing his dream of playing in the NFL:
SCARLET NATION, THANK YOU !!!🤘🏽🖤 pic.twitter.com/o1SCIFUsRN
— Blessuan Austin (@BlessuanAustin) December 21, 2018
Austin finishes his Rutgers career with 89 tackles, five TFL, two sacks, and four interceptions.