In a move many expected, Auburn running back Tank Bigsby has announced he will forego his senior season and enter the 2023 NFL Draft. The junior announced his decision in an Instagram post on Monday.
Bigsby was one of the top-recruits from Gus Malzahn's last class, and he made an immediate impact as a freshman starter during the 2020 season. Despite issues along the offensive line, Bigsby had a prolific three-year career and left his mark as another great Auburn running back.
“My dreams came true when Coach Malzahn and his staff offered me the opportunity to become an Auburn student-athlete. I’ll forever be appreciative for Coach 'Lac' Williams’ leadership and him believing in me and my capabilities," Bigsby said in his post. "I valued the opportunity to run out of the tunnel and play in game environments at Jordan-Hare Stadium that was absolutely electrifying that words can’t describe."
Bigsby finished his time on the Plains with 2,903 yards on the ground, the seventh-most in Auburn history, as well as 25 rushing touchdowns — the eighth-most in program history.
Bigsby was just short of his second 1,000-yard season, but he did get 10 rushing touchdowns for the second season in a row and was the No. 6 rusher in the SEC in his final year.
With Bigsby gone, Auburn could have another dynamic duo waiting in the wings with Jarquez Hunter and sophomore running back Damari Alston.
Bigsby joins captains Derick Hall and Owen Pappoe, as well as defensive linemen Colby Wooden and Marquis Burks as Auburn's draft entrants.
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