Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin flips the ball in the fourth quarter of their 31-24 loss to the New York Giants in their NFL football game at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009.
Miles Austin went from no. 3 receiver on the Cowboys’ depth charts to an NFC Pro Bowler last season, and, apparently, the accolades aren’t about to stop anytime soon. This is because Austin isn't only really, really good at football, but he's pretty smart, too. Some guys have all the luck.
Austin was one of 11 NFL players to make the GQ All-Brains team this year, joining the Houston Texans’ Matt Schaub, the Tennessee Titans’ Cortland Finnegan and the Denver Broncos’ Elvis Dumervil, among others. Michael Lombardi, a “veteran NFL personnel guru” and NFL.com senior analyst picked the team, which is comprised of, in his opinion, the 11 smartest players in the league.
“Undrafted out of tiny Monmouth University, he improves each year because of his rare ability to concentrate,” the article reads. “Runs crafty routes, deadly after the catch.”
Austin is set to begin the year as the Cowboys’ no. 1 receiver, after his rapid ascent in 2009, when he recorded 81 catches for 1,320 yards and 11 touchdowns.
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