Ausberry played college football at Southern California. After redshirting in 2006 Ausberry would go on to be a productive member of the Trojan team for the next 4 years. In that time he logged 64 receptions for 700 yards as well as 7 touchdowns. He also rushed for 14 yards on two attempts in 2010. At 6'4, 243 lbs Ausberry ran an impressive 4.48 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine.
Ausberry was selected by the Oakland Raiders with the 241st overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft and converted to tight end. He played sparingly during his rookie year, and finished the 2011 season with two catches, while excelling on special teams with seven coverage tackles in twelve games.