Jaguars receiver Tavon Austin scores his first touchdown in two years

Jaylon Thompson
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Not much has gone well for the Jacksonville Jaguars this season. The Jaguars have struggled in their first campaign with Urban Meyer at the helm. There's a lot of new faces on the roster, but one NFL veteran is getting another shot.

And he is making the most of it.

On Sunday, Jaguars receiver Tavon Austin scored his first touchdown since Dec. 15, 2019 with 7-yard score in the 21-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Tavon Austin warms up before an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

In the third quarter, Austin beat Falcons cornerback Chris Williamson in the red zone. He reached high and hauled in the football in the back of the end zone.

Since his last touchdown against the Los Angeles Rams in 2019, Austin spent time with the Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers.

The Jaguars signed Austin on August 6. The speedy receiver is a vertical threat and has the versatility to be moved across the offensive formation.

Now in his ninth season, Austin is emerging as a veteran option for young Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence. With injuries to top receiver D.J. Chark and first-round pick Travis Etienne, Austin is getting a shot at consistent playing time.

This season, Austin's appeared in eight games despite missing time with a quad injury.