Billy Dominic Austin

Los Angeles, CA

**************************IT WAS ALL A DREAM************************************

William Omar Dominic Austin was born in Washington DC on March 8, 1975. His skin coco brown, his heart was gold, and his tongue was silver. His parents relocated to Houston in 1985 when the oil business was booming he attended middle school in Sugar Land, Tx. Outside of playing touch football on the street or tackle in an open field, it was his first exposure to organized football.

He was allergic to grass and dust, which would regularly cause him to have asthma attacks which required him to have an inhaler at all times. Needless to say, initially it didnt go so well until the 8th grade rolled around. He made some great friends that played football and became more interested, they were like brothers. It was a lot more fun this time around, and football was becoming larger than life.

Austin attended IH Kempner High School and his sophomore, junior, and senior year he lettered in track and football. He was an All District RB/DB and he was a Blue Chip prospect his senior year. At one time there were 5 players from Kempner High School that were on NFL rosters at the same time . They played for the Colts, Giants, Charges, Panthers, and Cowboys, that was a record for some time.

He attended University of New Mexico and was a 4 year starter and all conference his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons . In addition, he helped lead his team to its first bowl game in 26 years. They also won their conference and played in the inaugural Mountain West Conference Championship game in Las Vegas.

Austin was an undrafted free agent and was given an opportunity to try out for the St. Louis Rams and played for Dick Vermeil, before being picked up by the Indianapolis Colts during the Jim Mora era. He was a team captain on numerous occasions and he was on the Pro Bowl ballot for special teams in 1999. The team also won the AFC East Championship that season and lost to the Tennessee Titans.

  • Education
    • The University of New Mexico