Austin Reiter
Reiter with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2019
Free agent
Position:Center
Personal information
Born: (1991-11-27) November 27, 1991 (age 30)
Arlington, Texas
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:300 lb (136 kg)
Career information
High school:Lakewood Ranch
(Bradenton, Florida)
College:South Florida
NFL Draft:2015 / Round: 7 / Pick: 222
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 10, 2021
Games played:64
Games started:36
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Austin Reiter (born November 27, 1991) is an American football center who is a free agent. He was selected by the Washington Redskins in the seventh round of the 2015 NFL Draft.[1] He played high school football at Lakewood Ranch in Florida and college football for the University of South Florida. His father Richard Reiter played football for University of Cincinnati in the 1980s.

Professional career

Washington Redskins

With their last pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins selected Reiter in the seventh round with the 222nd overall pick.[2] He signed a four-year contract with the team on May 8, 2015.[3][4] He was waived on September 4 before the start of the regular season,[5] but signed to the practice squad on September 29.[6]

He signed a futures contract on January 11, 2016.[7] He was released by the Redskins on September 13, 2016.[8] He was re-signed to the teams' practice squad the next day.[9]

Cleveland Browns

On September 20, 2016, Reiter signed with the Cleveland Browns' active roster.[10] On October 2, he started his first game for the Browns but suffered a season-ending ACL tear during the contest. He was placed on injured reserve on October 10, 2016.[11]

Reiter was waived by the Browns on September 2, 2018.[12]

Kansas City Chiefs

On September 3, 2018, Reiter was claimed off waivers by the Kansas City Chiefs.[13] He signed a two-year contract extension with the Chiefs on December 6, 2018.[14]

In 2019, Reiter was named the Chiefs starting center and started every game including the playoffs. He won Super Bowl LIV when the Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers 31–20.[15]

New Orleans Saints

On September 15, 2021, Reiter was signed to the New Orleans Saints practice squad. On September 18th, 2021, Reiter was promoted to the New Orleans Saints active roster for the game against the Carolina Panthers .[16]

Miami Dolphins

On October 5, 2021, Reiter was signed by the Miami Dolphins off the Saints' practice squad.[17] He started five games at center due to injury before being released on December 14.[18]

Los Angeles Rams

On December 18, 2021, Reiter was signed to the Los Angeles Rams practice squad, but was released three days later.[19]

References

  1. ^ Schad, Tom (May 2, 2015). "With their last pick of 2015, Redskins select USF center Austin Reiter". The Washington Times. Retrieved August 22, 2021.
  2. ^ "2015 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 17, 2021.
  3. ^ Jones, Mike (May 8, 2015). "Redskins agree to terms with draft picks Mitchel, Reiter". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved May 25, 2015.
  4. ^ "Nine Redskins Draft Picks Agree To Terms". Redskins.com. May 11, 2015. Archived from the original on September 10, 2017. Retrieved May 21, 2015.
  5. ^ Keim, John (September 4, 2015). "Redskins cut seventh-round pick Austin Reiter". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 5, 2015.
  6. ^ Czarda, Stephen (September 29, 2015). "Redskins Sign Dunbar, Foster; Lauvao, Rogers Placed On IR". Redskins.com. Archived from the original on October 1, 2015. Retrieved September 29, 2015.
  7. ^ "Redskins Sign Seven To Reserve/Future Contracts". Redskins.com. January 11, 2016. Archived from the original on October 7, 2017. Retrieved January 16, 2016.
  8. ^ "09/13: Redskins Make Roster Moves". Redskins.com. Archived from the original on September 14, 2016. Retrieved September 14, 2016.
  9. ^ Bouda, Nate (September 15, 2016). "Redskins Sign C Austin Reiter To Practice Squad". NFLTradeRumors.co. Retrieved March 17, 2021.
  10. ^ "Browns sign QB Charlie Whitehurst, OL Austin Reiter". ClevelandBrowns.com. Archived from the original on September 21, 2016. Retrieved September 20, 2016.
  11. ^ "Browns awarded OL Jonathan Cooper via waivers". ClevelandBrowns.com. October 10, 2016. Archived from the original on November 16, 2016.
  12. ^ Gribble, Andrew (September 2, 2018). "Browns claim 5 players in latest moves to reshaped 53-man roster". ClevelandBrowns.com. Retrieved March 17, 2021.
  13. ^ Goldman, Charles (September 3, 2018). "Chiefs claim former Browns OL Austin Reiter, release Bryan Witzmann". Chiefs Wire. USA Today. Retrieved March 17, 2021.
  14. ^ Dixon, John (December 5, 2018). "Chiefs backup center Austin Reiter signed to contract extension (updated with contract details)". Arrowhead Pride. Retrieved March 17, 2021.
  15. ^ Shook, Nick (February 2, 2020). "Chiefs rally once again to defeat 49ers, win SB LIV". NFL.com. Retrieved February 2, 2020.
  16. ^ "Free agent center Austin Reiter signs with Saints practice squad". Saints Wire. USA Today. September 14, 2021.
  17. ^ "Roster Moves: Miami Dolphins Trade WR Grant, Sign C Reiter". MiamiDolphins.com. October 5, 2021.
  18. ^ "Roster Moves: Dolphins Waive C Reiter". MiamiDolphins.com. December 14, 2021.
  19. ^ "Rams Sign Five To Practice Squad". NFL Trade Rumors. December 18, 2021.