Jamley Austin a Hawk Once More
EVERETT - Hawks' fans easily recognized him last season for his sideline antics with a championship belt high above his head. And this year the champ is back. The League office has assigned WR/DB Jamley Austin to the Hawks for the 2006 season and the Everett franchise is happy to welcome him back. Last year the 5'9" 175 pound Austin provided strong play as a defensive back, recording 60 total tackles and five interceptions including one returned for a TD. With Jamley's speed and cover ability the Hawks' defensive backfield should be menacing in '06.
Though his nickname may suggest otherwise don't be fooled; "Buddy Lee" has tremendous speed. While at Humboldt State University in 2000, Austin ran the fastest 60m in the nation, and the 7th fastest in the world for that year. And with Jamley playing both sides of the ball this season don't be surprised to see the Hawks utilize that speed to burn opposing defenses. When given the opportunity on the offensive side of the ball Jamley has shown that he can produce; while with the Yakima Shockwave of the NIFL Austin lead the team in both rushing and receiving.
Jamley currently resides in Vallejo, CA with his wife of six years, Sharonda, and their three children. An active member in the community, he volunteers with both the Humboldt State mentoring program and the Omega Boys and Girls Club. Jamley has said that he is very excited about the opportunity to play for coach Foggie and learning from his knowledge and experience. Likewise Foggie, and the entire organization, are excited to have Jamley back for a run at the af2 title.
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