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Austin's hard work is starting to pay off

Updated: October 30, 2009, 12:11 PM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- The thought of an NFL career never crossed Miles Austin's mind until he made the 10-minute walk from Monmouth University to the Garrett backyard.

The teaching session with several other players from small colleges in the area took place the summer after Austin's sophomore year, when he scored a school-record 12 touchdowns. Jim Garrett was immediately impressed with Austin's size and speed. Austin's ability to track and adjust to the ball in the air, particularly ...

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