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Auburn offensive lineman Braden Smith is one of the seniors who accepted a Senior Bowl invite.

Auburn football: List of standout seniors keeps growing

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Standout seniors 

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.).

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.

Ironically, Alabama fans posted about writing in coach Nick Saban’s name, too.

In other Auburn football news:

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.

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