AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn star defensive end Carl Lawson came to the Plains in the 2013 recruiting cycle. Tonight, the redshirt junior will be recognized with other members of that class of Tigers.
Lawson will participate in Senior Night ceremonies before Auburn’s home finale against Alabama A&M, which kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET on SEC Network+.
Charles Goldberg of AuburnTigers.com confirmed the news:
Auburn redshirt junior Carl Lawson will go through Senior Day activities. He will announce his intentions for 2017 after this season is over pic.twitter.com/Nr0bq3P3zJ
— Auburn Gold Mine (@AUGoldMine) November 19, 2016
Lawson, who is currently chasing Auburn’s all-time record for sacks in a single season, is a junior by eligibility but has been with the program for four years. He missed all of the 2014 season with a hip injury and only played half of the 2015 season.
The Georgia native, along with fellow class of 2013 signee Montravius Adams, decided to stay in school for the 2016 season after testing the NFL draft waters. Lawson could come back for the 2017 college football season, but he projects to be a first-round pick in the 2017 draft.
According to Goldberg, Lawson will not make his final decision until after Auburn’s season ends. The Tigers will face Alabama next weekend in the Iron Bowl before their bowl game.