Tavon Austin breaks off 98-yard punt return for TD (GIF)

Oct 20, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; St. Louis Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin (11) returns a punt during the game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. Panthers win 30-15. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

We have all been waiting for a breakout performance from wide receiver/kick returner Tavon Austin, who the St. Louis Rams traded up to select in the 2013 NFL Draft. Austin has been underwhelming early in the season, but some huge plays in the first half against the Indianapolis Colts has allowed the Rams to put the Colts on upset alert with a 21-0 lead.

The biggest play for Austin came on a punt return, when he inexplicably took the ball off of a bounce at the two-yard line.

It was a questionable decision for Austin to grab the punt, but it ended up working for him as he scampered 98-yards for the touchdown.

GIF via GIFD Sports (@gifdsports)

GIF via GIFD Sports (@gifdsports)

These are the kind of plays that the Rams will need to knock off the Rams, and they are getting them early.

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