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Born To Play Auburn Football, Bo Nixes Last Season On The Plains

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Auburn quarterback Bo Nix has had enough of Auburn after three seasons as a player and virtually all of his life connected to the school.

“I’ve made so many decisions for Auburn, and now it’s time to do what’s best for me and move on to the next chapter,” Nix said on Instagram on Sunday night.

Nix, 20, grew up in the Birmingham area, the son of Auburn quarterback Patrick Nix (1992-95) and Krista Nix, who also went to Auburn, and was Auburn’s starting quarterback from his freshman season in 2019 through this past season. An ankle injury ended his 2021 season with two regular season games to play this year.

“When I came to Auburn, I wanted to do two things – play football and graduate,” said Nix, who graduated over the weekend and will be a graduate transfer and eligible to play at any other school in the 2022 season.

Auburn sophomore tailback Tank Bigsby was also considering a transfer over the weekend, but he has decided to stay at Auburn following the first season of coach Bryan Harsin, who finished a disappointing 6-6 following a 6-2 start.

Nix completed 197 of 323 passes for 2,294 yards and 11 touchdowns with three interceptions in 2021. He had been up and down throughout his three-year career at Auburn.

Bigsby gained 1,003 yards on 207 carries with 10 touchdowns last season. Auburn will play Houston in the Birmingham Bowl on Dec. 28.

Written by Glenn Guilbeau

Guilbeau has been on the LSU beat since 1998 with multiple outlets in Louisiana, prior to that he had covered both Auburn and Alabama. He won first place for his game feature on LSU's upset at Florida last season from the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA). He was also named Beat Writer of Year, by Louisiana Sports Writers Association in July; placed in three Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) categories – Beat Writer, Explanatory, Game Coverage – last spring. Guilbeau was also the FWAA first-place winner for columns in 2017 and was also the top overall winner in 2016 FWAA placing first for his game story, second in columns, and receiving honorable mention for features.

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