Players

Austin Blythe
OG #63
Height:
6-2
Weight:
298
College:
Iowa
Hometown:
Williamsburg, IA
Experience:
0
Offensive Line
YearTeamGGS
TOTAL 14 1
2017 LA 6 0
2016 IND 8 1

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CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

  • Waived by the Colts on May 15, 2017.
  • Selected by the Colts in the seventh round (248th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Saw action in 52 games (51 starts) as a four-year starter and helped bolster a Hawkeye offensive line that allowed the team to start the 2015 season 12-0 and earn a spot in the Big Ten Championship and Rose Bowl games.
  • Was one of three finalists for the Rimington Award, given annually to the nation’s top center, as a senior.

 

2015:

  • Started all 14 games and captained a Hawkeye team that began the season 12-0 and earned Big Ten Championship and Rose Bowl game berths.
  • Received the Iron Hawk Award, Offense “Extra Heartbeat” Award and was one of three finalists for the Rimington Trophy given annually to the nation’s top center.
  • Was an All-America third-team selection by The Associated Press and Athlon Sports, an All-America fourth-team choice by Phil Steele, and All-America honorable mention accolades by SI.com.
  • Was a Second Team All-Big Ten honoree by the league’s coaches and media, The Associated Press and Phil Steele.
  • Started at center and played every offensive down in both the Big Ten Championship Game (12/5) and Rose Bowl (1/1).

 

2014:

  • Started all 13 games, including six games at center, one game at right guard and the final six games at left guard.
  • Garnered Second Team All-Big Ten honors by the league’s coaches and honorable mention honors by the media as well as being named a College Sports Madness All-Big Ten second-team selection.
  • Started at left guard, played every offensive down and recorded one tackle in the Hawkeyes 45-28 TaxSlayer Bowl loss to Tennessee.

 

2013:

  • Started all 13 games at center and helped the Hawkeyes to an 8-4 record and an Outback Bowl appearance as a redshirt sophomore.
  • Was an All-Big Ten honorable mention selection by league coaches and media.
  • Started at center and played every offensive down in a 23-7 win at Minnesota (9/28), blocking for an offense that gained 464 yards of total offense and rushed for over 200 yards for the fifth-consecutive outing.
  • Started at center and blocked for an offense that rushed for 318 yards and gained 509 yards of total offense in a 38-14 win at Purdue (11/9).
  • Started at center and played every offensive snap in a 21-14 Outback Bowl loss to LSU (1/1).

 

2012:

  • Played in 10 games (nine starts) at right guard as a redshirt freshman.
  • Was named a First Team Freshman All-America choice by Scout.com.

 

2011:

  • Redshirted during his freshman season in Iowa City.

 

PERSONAL:

  • Attended Williamsburg High School where he was a senior captain, two-time first team all-state selection, three-time first team all-district selection, Parade All-America honorable mention selection and an Ed Thomas Award nominee.
  • Helped lead his squad to the playoffs in 2008, 2009 and 2010 while compiling a 28-5 record over that span.
  • Totaled 123 tackles, 40 tackles for loss, 14.0 sacks and three fumble recoveries during his high school career.
  • A member of the high school wrestling team where he earned three consecutive state heavyweight wrestling titles and placed second as a freshman.
  • Was named High School Wrestler of the Year as a senior by the Iowa City Press-Citizen and compiled a 187-11 prep wrestling record.
  • Holds the state record with 143 career pins.
  • Earned three varsity letters in football and four in both wrestling and track.
  • A communication studies major.
  • A native of Williamsburg, Iowa.

 

CAREER COLLEGE GP/GS:

2015: 14/14

2014: 14/14

2013: 14/14

2012: 10/9

2011: 0/0

TOTAL: 52/51

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

  • Waived by the Colts on May 15, 2017.
  • Selected by the Colts in the seventh round (248th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Saw action in 52 games (51 starts) as a four-year starter and helped bolster a Hawkeye offensive line that allowed the team to start the 2015 season 12-0 and earn a spot in the Big Ten Championship and Rose Bowl games.
  • Was one of three finalists for the Rimington Award, given annually to the nation’s top center, as a senior.

 

2015:

  • Started all 14 games and captained a Hawkeye team that began the season 12-0 and earned Big Ten Championship and Rose Bowl game berths.
  • Received the Iron Hawk Award, Offense “Extra Heartbeat” Award and was one of three finalists for the Rimington Trophy given annually to the nation’s top center.
  • Was an All-America third-team selection by The Associated Press and Athlon Sports, an All-America fourth-team choice by Phil Steele, and All-America honorable mention accolades by SI.com.
  • Was a Second Team All-Big Ten honoree by the league’s coaches and media, The Associated Press and Phil Steele.
  • Started at center and played every offensive down in both the Big Ten Championship Game (12/5) and Rose Bowl (1/1).

 

2014:

  • Started all 13 games, including six games at center, one game at right guard and the final six games at left guard.
  • Garnered Second Team All-Big Ten honors by the league’s coaches and honorable mention honors by the media as well as being named a College Sports Madness All-Big Ten second-team selection.
  • Started at left guard, played every offensive down and recorded one tackle in the Hawkeyes 45-28 TaxSlayer Bowl loss to Tennessee.

 

2013:

  • Started all 13 games at center and helped the Hawkeyes to an 8-4 record and an Outback Bowl appearance as a redshirt sophomore.
  • Was an All-Big Ten honorable mention selection by league coaches and media.
  • Started at center and played every offensive down in a 23-7 win at Minnesota (9/28), blocking for an offense that gained 464 yards of total offense and rushed for over 200 yards for the fifth-consecutive outing.
  • Started at center and blocked for an offense that rushed for 318 yards and gained 509 yards of total offense in a 38-14 win at Purdue (11/9).
  • Started at center and played every offensive snap in a 21-14 Outback Bowl loss to LSU (1/1).

 

2012:

  • Played in 10 games (nine starts) at right guard as a redshirt freshman.
  • Was named a First Team Freshman All-America choice by Scout.com.

 

2011:

  • Redshirted during his freshman season in Iowa City.

 

PERSONAL:

  • Attended Williamsburg High School where he was a senior captain, two-time first team all-state selection, three-time first team all-district selection, Parade All-America honorable mention selection and an Ed Thomas Award nominee.
  • Helped lead his squad to the playoffs in 2008, 2009 and 2010 while compiling a 28-5 record over that span.
  • Totaled 123 tackles, 40 tackles for loss, 14.0 sacks and three fumble recoveries during his high school career.
  • A member of the high school wrestling team where he earned three consecutive state heavyweight wrestling titles and placed second as a freshman.
  • Was named High School Wrestler of the Year as a senior by the Iowa City Press-Citizen and compiled a 187-11 prep wrestling record.
  • Holds the state record with 143 career pins.
  • Earned three varsity letters in football and four in both wrestling and track.
  • A communication studies major.
  • A native of Williamsburg, Iowa.

 

CAREER COLLEGE GP/GS:

2015: 14/14

2014: 14/14

2013: 14/14

2012: 10/9

2011: 0/0

TOTAL: 52/51