AUBURN, Alabama — Rising sophomore defensive back Tim Irvin is leaving Auburn.
The Miami native made the announcement on Twitter. He played in 10 games and started at Nickel for the Tigers last season, finishing the season with 10 tackles. He practiced some at safety in first-year defensive coordinator Kevin Steele‘s scheme in the spring.
“I want to thank Auburn University for the time I was here and I appreciate the coaches and the fans,” Irvin said on Twitter. “It was a great journey, but it will be better for me to pursue my career elsewhere. #Wareagle”
An Auburn spokesperson confirmed Irvin’s departure in a message to SEC Country.
Auburn battled injury issues at safety in the offseason, most notably with Tray Matthews undergoing shoulder surgery. Josh Holsey, who could play cornerback or safety, suffered a knee injury and underwent surgery following the second week of the 2015 season and was recently cleared to run and participate in offseason workouts.
Irvin is the nephew of NFL Hall of Famer Michael Irvin.