Dec 15, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys receiver Miles Austin prior to the game against the Green Bay Packers at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Cowboys WR Miles Austin having college jersey retired

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin is expected to be cut during the offseason, but there is still some good news out there. After rising to stardom as an unheralded player out of Monmouth University, the Hawks will be retiring Austin’s No. 80 college jersey during halftime of the men’s basketball game versus St. Peter’s on February 22.

“I think it is fitting and appropriate that Miles Austin’s jersey is the first in program history to be retired,” Monmouth head coach Kevin Callahan said in a statement, per the Asbury Park Press.

“Miles has made significant contributions to the program, he set a standard for a level of performance at Monmouth and has continued that in the NFL. Miles has remained very close to the Monmouth program and frequently returns to campus to interact with our players. He has been and continues to be a great ambassador of not just the football team but also the entire Monmouth University community.”

Austin set school records for career receiving yards and catches during his career at Monmouth that spanned from 2002 to 2005.

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