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Rice WR coach Mike Kershaw on Falcons UDFA Austin Trammell

Falcons undrafted wide receiver Austin Trammell has been turning heads after an impressive debut over the first four days of Atlanta’s training camp. We sat down with Trammell’s WR coach at Rice, Mike Kershaw, to talk about Trammell’s history at Rice, skillset, and ideal role in the NFL.

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There have been a number of interesting storylines to come out of the first few days of Falcons Training Camp, but one of the best ones has been the emergence of UDFA WR Austin Trammell. A relatively unheralded player from Rice University, Trammell appeared in just 3 games in 2020 due to an injury and a COVID-shortened season. That caused him to slip under the radar in the 2021 NFL Draft despite his impressive production: 20.9 yards per catch and 6 TDs.

To get the full picture of Trammell from someone who knows him well, I sat down with Rice wide receivers coach and punt return coach Mike Kershaw. We discussed Trammell’s history and production at Rice, his skillset, athleticism, and ideal NFL role, his role models, his special teams ability, and a whole lot more. Kershaw also gave some insight into Trammell as a person, including his nickname: “The Sheriff”.

You can watch the interview in the embedded video below, on our YouTube channel, or you can download the audio in podcast format from our Falcoholic Podcast feed on all your favorite platforms—which should be available soon, if it’s not available now.

Thanks for watching and/or listening folks, and keep an eye out for more player and coach interviews over the coming days! Our Falcons Training Camp coverage continues on Tuesday.