AUBURN, Ala. — Two Auburn seniors have finished their time on the Plains, Gus Malzahn announced Tuesday.
The head coach provided updates on multiple players, including an upperclassmen duo heading into Auburn’s first spring workout at the Auburn Athletic Complex.
Deon Mix and Cameron Toney are graduating from Auburn’s University College and College of Education, respectively. Mix will look to pursue a fifth year of eligibility elsewhere while Toney is still contemplating whether or not he will be a fifth-year transfer.
“I would say this about both those young men, they were a part of my first signing class as head coach,” Malzahn said. “They are wonderful young men. They’ve done a great job in their time here at Auburn, they’ve got great families and they are going to be very successful in life. We’ll miss both those guys.”
Malzahn’s first-ever signing class was ranked 10th nationally and 6th in the SEC.
Mix saw time at guard and center, playing in three games on the Tiger offensive line during 2016. The Batesville, Miss., native, played in six total games in his time on the Plains.
Almost exactly one week before the start of spring practice Auburn announced the signing of graduate transfer Casey Dunn, a two-time FCS All-American from Jacksonville State.
Toney, a linebacker, played in six games last season. The Huntsville, Ala., native recorded two tackles at Georgia and added two quarterback hurries through six games. Toney made one start for the Tigers and participated in nine games in his four years on the Plains.
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