|Date of birth:December 4, 1988|
|Place of birth: St. Louis, Missouri|
|Undrafted in 2012|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Detroit Lions ( 2012)|
|Roster status: Active|
|Career highlights and awards|
Rodney Austin (born December 4, 1988) is an American football offensive lineman for the Baltimore Brigade of the Arena Football League (AFL). He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Detroit Lions after the 2012 NFL Draft. He played college football at Elon University.
He was signed by the Lions as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He was released on August 31, 2012 when the Lions established their final 53 roster but was signed to their practice squad the next day after he cleared waivers.
On April 21, 2015, Austin was released by the Detroit Lions following his arrest on April 17.
Austin was arrested on April 17, 2015, after being charged with assault against a female, assault on a child under 12, misdemeanor larceny and interference with emergency communication in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.
- ↑ Twentyman, Tim. "Team". Detroitlions.com. http://www.detroitlions.com/team/roster/rodney-austin/e3abc051-7764-46aa-a4a5-b447b9db5fef. Retrieved 2012-09-03.
- ↑ Twentyman, Tim (April 21, 2015). "Lions release guard Rodney Austin following arrest". Detroit Lions. http://www.detroitlions.com/news/lions-insider/article-1/Lions-release-guard-Rodney-Austin-following-arrest/a68007fc-5476-4fb6-a0f0-e1ab836d0002. Retrieved April 21, 2015.
- ↑ "Team Transactions". arenafan.com. Archived from the original on March 29, 2018. https://web.archive.org/web/20180329021634/http://www.arenafan.com/teams/Baltimore_Brigade-235/transactions/. Retrieved March 28, 2018.
- ↑ Meinke, Kyle (April 21, 2015). "Rodney Austin arrested on charges of assaulting female and child under 12; released by Detroit Lions". MLive. http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/2015/04/detroit_lions_already_short-ha.html. Retrieved April 21, 2015.