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austin cantrell
tight end | roland, ok

HIGH SCHOOL

A four-star recruit by 247Sports who ranks as the No. 7 tight end prospect in the nation and the No. 4 prospect in Oklahoma… ESPN gives him a grade of 79, the ninth-best tight end in the nation and No. 7 player in the state… Rivals rates him as a three-star recruit and the ninth-best prospect in Oklahoma... A three-star prospect by Scout that ranks as the No. 26 tight end in the nation… Ranked as the No. 7 player in Oklahoma and No. 17 tight end in the nation by 247Composite, a combined index of national recruiting rankings… Earned Southwest Times Record All-Area Oklahoma MVP honors as a senior… Named Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State at defensive end in 2014… Played tight end and H-back in high school and rushed 95 times for 600 yards (6.3 avg.) and nine rushing touchdowns as a senior… Also caught 14 passes for 270 yards (19.3 avg.) and one touchdown… Helped Roland win the 3A-8 district title and advance to the quarterfinals of the 2014 Oklahoma Class 3A state playoffs with an 11-2 record in 2014… Posted 41 carries for 334 yards (8.1 avg.) and nine rushing touchdowns during his junior season… Tallied nine receptions for 268 yards (29.8 avg.) and two touchdowns in 2013… Also played defense end and totaled 141 tackles, including 51.0 for loss, and 31 sacks during his junior and senior campaigns… Helped Roland win its first playoff game in 34 years as a sophomore… Finished his career as Roland High School’s all-time leader in sacks… Checked in at No. 8 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 list of the state’s top recruits prior to his senior season… Coached at Roland High School by Jeff Streun… Also participated in basketball and track and field… Two-time state champion in the shot put as a sophomore and junior… Chose Arkansas over Oklahoma and others.

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PERSONAL

Born Dec. 9, 1995, he is the son of Kevin and LaDonna Cantrell... Names Jimmy Graham as his NFL mentor… Enjoys hunting, fishing, camping and playing video games in his spare time… After his playing career he wants to seek a career in agricultural business or economics… Enjoys studying collegiate and Olympic athletes and learning from their workout programs and techniques… Helped special needs children at the Old Fort Days Rodeo in Fort Smith, Ark… Assisted in managing the chain and clock crews at Roland Little League football games… President of the Roland HS chapter of Future Farmers of America and assisted in FFA food drives... Earned state FFA degree on his academic achievements.