Former Christiansburg football player receives NFL mini-camp invite

Joey Augustin was invited to come to the San Francisco 49ers rookie mini-camp.

Christiansburg, Va. – Only two football players in Christiansburg history have ever gotten a full ride to a Division I school, Joey Augustin was not one of them. Now, he's the one getting all the attention.

"He was a multiple player for us. He played quarterback, he played running back mostly. Didn't play a lot of wide out but in our system as a half back he caught the ball out of that system as well," said former Christiansburg head coach Tim Cromer.

Augustin received an invitation to the San Francisco 49ers rookie mini-camp, an opportunity of a lifetime.

"There's a certain skill set you have to have to even get an invite to a professional camp, he had that rare he was tall 6'3" very fast so he had the measurables physically."

That skill set contributed to the 2011 state runner-up team that was led by former Virginia Tech quarterback Brenden Motley.

"Just proud of both of those guys because the each faced different types of advertising when they were in school and they finished strong and now Joey with this opportunity I think it paid off."

Though Augustin didn't play DI, he did play at the University of Charleston in West Virginia. As a wide receiver, he finished his senior season with 47 receptions for 795 yards and eight touchdowns.

"He had a great career at Charleston we are all very proud of him for going and finishing that out, now to have an opportunity to at least show himself professionally is a real feather in his cap and ours as a program and the town of Christiansburg itself too," Cromer added.

Augustin will try to impress the coaches in San Francisco in the biggest tryout of his life, and his hometown will be cheering him on.