Tight End, 6'6", 235
Phillips Academy (Andover, Mass.)
Charlotte Country Day (Charlotte, N.C.)
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PREP SCHOOL/HIGH SCHOOL Two-way starter in 2006 as postgraduate student at prestigious Phillips Academy... Started at tight end and defensive end for 7-1 Big Blue that lost in New England Prep School Athletic Conference championship to Salisbury... As TE, hauled in 36 receptions for 536 yards and seven TDs... On defense, contributed 28 tackles, eight quarterback sacks and three fumble recoveries... At Charlotte Country Day, caught 48 passes for 896 yards and 14 TDs as senior, earning invite to play in Shriners Bowl of the Carolinas... Helped Charlotte school to 2004 state title... Also was standout in lacrosse, basketball and track & field at Charlotte Country Day.
PERSONAL Austin Beatty Joyce Monahan... Born Feb. 7, 1988 in Evanston, Ill... Son of Sephen and Mary Joyce Monahan... Middle of three brothers: Steve, 21, and Ryan, 16... Plans to major in economics... Dad is an investment banker; mom coaches middle school field hockey team... Friends with former Pro Bowl LB Hardy Nickerson... In high school, mentored youngsters through Big Brothers-Big Sisters organization.
PHILLIPS ACADEMY HEAD COACH LEON MODESTE
"Austin is just a great kid, an outstanding character guy that other players tend to rally around. He absolutely did everything we asked for him, and did it all very well."
"For a guy his size, Austin is very athletic, one of the most athletic of our guys. He played a lot of tight end and defensive end for us, but we also occasionally played him at wide receiver. Austin was our leading receiver, and as a tight end, does an excellent job blocking on the edge.
"Austin is very competitive and is in great shape. I'll be surprised if he doesn't come in (at Vanderbilt) and compete pretty quickly."