Auburn football: List of standout seniors keeps growing
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The Peach Bowl will be the final game for several of Gus Malzahn’s seniors in an orange-and-blue uniform — but it won’t be their last game ever.
Five seniors, after two announcements on Tuesday, will play in the Senior Bowl in January. So far, the list includes defensive back Tray Matthews, holder Ike Powell, kicker Daniel Carlson, linebacker Tre’ Williams and offensive guard Braden Smith.
The Senior Bowl will be played on Jan. 27 in Mobile, Ala. (That’s Williams’ hometown, which makes the game extra special.).
— Auburn Football (@AuburnFootball) December 12, 2017
Kerryon Johnson’s Senate race take
The Alabama Senate race garnered national attention in the weeks leading up to Election Day because of the implications for each party and also because of sexual assault accusations against Republican candidate Roy Moore.
Some Auburn fans thought that instead of voting Republican or Democrat, writing in an Auburn Tiger’s name would be the best option. Kerryon Johnson, never quiet with his opinion, especially on Twitter, voiced his thoughts in a tweet.
Can I write in @AyeyoKEJO for senate today???
— Jesse Arnold (@jester0529) December 12, 2017
Nope but you can vote for Doug https://t.co/sNJJRQVZGF
— Kerryon Johnson (@AyeyoKEJO) December 12, 2017
Ironically, Alabama fans posted about writing in coach Nick Saban’s name, too.
In other Auburn football news:
- What position does Auburn need most in the Class of 2018?
- Australian punter Arryn Siposs commits to Auburn on official visit.
- Four freshmen who could break out for Auburn football in 2018.
- Johnson, Kam Pettway injuries showcase Auburn’s need to build running back depth.
- Scott Frost will stay at UCF to coach in the Peach Bowl matchup against Auburn.
- Kevin Steele has been a job saver for Malzahn at Auburn.
Tweet of the day
Matthews has done some impressive things on the football field this season, but his most striking accomplishment doesn’t really have anything to do with football.
Graduating with my masters Sat .. Beating a lot of statistics outta my city 🙌🏾🎓
— TriggaTray (@Trigga_Tray28) December 12, 2017
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