Austin was born on September 8, 1950 in Houston, Texas.
Austin was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the eighth round of the 1973 NFL Draft and played that season with the team. He played with the Portland Storm during the 1974 WFL season. He played with the Kansas City Chiefs during the 1975 NFL season. He played at the collegiate level at Prairie View A&M University.
He is currently the lead pastor for The White Stone Church in The Woodlands, Texas.