HOOVER, Ala. — Auburn defensive end Prince Tega Wanogho is moving from defense to offense.
The defensive end moved to offensive tackle in the offseason while also adding 32 pounds of weight. The 282-pound, former Elmore, Alabama native sat out the 2015 season following surgery on a broken bone in his shin he suffered during the spring of his senior season.
“Prince is a guy — we feel very good about him,” Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said.
Auburn is trying to build depth at offensive tackle, where Robert Leff and Austin Golson are playing this season. It may take more time for Wanogho to develop considering his lack of experience playing the sport of football after moving to Alabama from Nigeria several years ago.
“It’s going to be a little bit of a challenge but we are going to work with him,” Malzahn said. “We’re not going to play him until he’s ready.”