Austin Proehl
No. 86 – Los Angeles Chargers
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1995-10-11) October 11, 1995 (age 25)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school:Providence
(Charlotte, North Carolina)
College:North Carolina
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 7 / Pick: 255
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Austin Proehl (born October 11, 1995) is an American football wide receiver for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at North Carolina.[1]

College career

Proehl played college football for University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Professional career

Buffalo Bills

Proehl was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the seventh round (255th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.[2][3] He was waived on September 1, 2018.[4]

Tennessee Titans

On September 3, 2018, Proehl was signed to the Tennessee Titans' practice squad, but was released the following day [5][6]

Los Angeles Rams

On October 23, 2018, Proehl was signed to the Los Angeles Rams practice squad.[7]

Proehl signed a reserve/future contract with the Rams on February 6, 2019.[8] He was waived during final roster cuts on August 30, 2019.[9]

Seattle Dragons

In October 2019, Proehl was drafted by the XFL to play for the Seattle Dragons.[10] On February 8, 2020, Proehl caught 14-yard and 57-yard touchdown passes from Brandon Silvers, the former being the first touchdown in XFL history. He had his contract terminated when the league suspended operations on April 10, 2020.[11]

Proehl had a tryout with the Chicago Bears on August 17, 2020.[12]

San Francisco 49ers

On January 4, 2021, Proehl signed a reserve/future contract with the San Francisco 49ers.[13] He was waived on May 17, 2021.[14]

Los Angeles Chargers

On May 18, 2021, Proehl was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Chargers.[15]

Personal life

He is the son of former NFL receiver Ricky Proehl.[16] Ricky played college football at Wake Forest and played in the NFL from 1990 to 2006 for the Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears, St. Louis Rams, Carolina Panthers, and Indianapolis Colts.


  1. ^ "5 things to know about Buffalo Bills pick Austin Proehl". April 28, 2018.
  2. ^ "2018 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  3. ^ Brown, Chris (April 28, 2018). "5 things to know about Austin Proehl". Archived from the original on May 1, 2018. Retrieved May 20, 2018.
  4. ^ "Bills make these moves to reach the 53-man roster limit". September 1, 2018.
  5. ^ Wyatt, Jim (September 3, 2018). "Titans Add Four More Players to Practice Squad, Including QB Logan Woodside".
  6. ^ Wyatt, Jim (September 4, 2018). "Titans Add Receiver Damore'ea Stringfellow to Team's Practice Squad".
  7. ^ "Rams sign WR Austin Proehl to practice squad, waive Steven Mitchell". Rams Wire. USA Today. October 23, 2018.
  8. ^ Simmons, Myles (February 6, 2019). "Rams sign four players to free agent contracts".
  9. ^ Han, Jamie (August 30, 2019). "Rams make initial roster cuts, 18 players released". Retrieved August 30, 2019.
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  11. ^ Condotta, Bob (April 10, 2020). "XFL suspends operations, terminates all employees, but Jim Zorn says he has hopes league will continue". Retrieved July 17, 2020.
  12. ^ @AlbertBreer (August 17, 2020). "Today's tryout list" (Tweet). Retrieved August 21, 2020 – via Twitter.
  13. ^ "49ers Announce Roster Moves". January 4, 2021.
  14. ^ "49ers Sign WR Marqise Lee; Waive WR Austin Proehl". May 17, 2021. Retrieved May 17, 2021.
  15. ^ "Chargers claim WR Austin Proehl off waivers". Bolts from the Blue. SB Nation. May 18, 2021.
  16. ^ Richardson, Blake. "Austin Proehl hopes to follow father's footsteps and win Super Bowl ring with Rams". LA Times. Retrieved March 23, 2021.