Austin Blythe (born June 16, 1992) is an American football center and guard for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Iowa, and was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
|No. 66 – Los Angeles Rams|
|Position:||Center / Guard|
|Born:||June 16, 1992|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||298 lb (135 kg)|
|NFL Draft:||2016 / Round: 7 / Pick: 248|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2018|
|Player stats at PFR|
Blythe was a four-year starter at Iowa, appearing in 52 games. As a senior, he aided the Hawkeyes to a 12–0 start, earning a spot in the Big Ten Championship and the 2016 Rose Bowl. He was a finalist for the Rimington Award, which is given annually to the nation's top center, in his senior season.
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yard dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 2 in
|30 1⁄4 in
|9 3⁄8 in
|5.36 s||4.53 s||7.52 s||31 in
|8 ft 3 in
|Bold denotes Combine top performer|
All values from NFL Combine
Blythe was drafted in the seventh round (248th overall) of the 2016 NFL draft by the Indianapolis Colts. He signed his rookie contract with the Colts on May 5, 2016. As a rookie in 2016, he served as a backup center behind fellow rookie Ryan Kelly. In the 2016 season, Blythe played in eight games with one start.
On May 15, 2017, Blythe was waived by the Colts.
Los Angeles RamsEdit
Blythe entered the 2018 season as the starting right guard after incumbent starter Jamon Brown was suspended the first two games of the year. Upon Brown's return, Blythe maintained his starting role.
Blythe is a graduate of Williamsburg (Iowa) High School, where he was a two-time all-state football player at center and a three-time state champion in wrestling. He married Kylie Ritchie, daughter of his high school football coach, in 2015. The two had known each other since elementary school but did not begin dating until college.  In June 2016, he and his wife had a son.
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- Batterson, Steve, "Iowa's Blythe an ironman on the offensive line," November 4, 2015. Sioux City Journal, November 4, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
- Letistkow, Chad, "Hawkeye leftovers: Blythe is married, Greg Davis talk and more," Hawekeye Central, August 3, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2018.