Only 3 short days until Auburn football!
Today we honor a notable number 3; Jonathan Jones.
The Carrollton, Georgia native went to Carrollton High School before arriving on Auburn’s campus in the fall of 2012. Jones was a four-year starter at cornerback for the Tigers. In 2014 and 2015, he earned second team All-SEC honors. Jones had 129 career tackles and seven interceptions in his four years with the Tigers.
Jones was not drafted in the 2016 NFL Draft, but signed as a free agent with the New England Patriots. Jones was a member of the Patriots team that went on to win Super Bowl LI against the Atlanta Falcons.
War Eagle Jonathan!
Only 8 short days until Auburn football!
Today we honor a notable number 8; Cassanova McKinzy.
The Birmingham, Alabama native went to Woodlawn High School before arriving on Auburn’s campus in the fall of 2013.
In 2013, McKinzy led the team in tackles (75), becoming the first underclassman to do so since 2008. McKinzy had a team-high 10 tackles in the SEC Championship Game vs. Missouri. In 2014, McKinzy played in all 13 games and had 91 tackles for the season. 2015 was the final season at Auburn for McKinzy. The 6-foot-3-inch linebacker finished his Auburn career with 263 tackles and named to 3rd team All-SEC by SEC coaches.
McKinzy currently plays in the NFL for the Los Angeles Rams.
Only 13 short days until Auburn football!
Today we honor a notable number 13; Craig Sanders.
The Clio, Alabama native went to Ariton High School before arriving on Auburn’s campus in the fall of 2010. The defensive end played for Auburn from 2010-2013.
Sanders appeared in 13 games in 2010 and registered his first career sack in the SEC Championship Game vs. South Carolina. In 2011, Sanders forced his first career fumble against FAU and appeared in all 13 games. In 2013, Sanders had 22 tackles for the season, including three tackles in the SEC Championship game and two tackles vs. Florida State in the BCS title game. Sanders finished his career with 52 tackles and 2.5 sacks.
In February of 2016, Craig Sanders joined the Auburn football coaching staff as a graduate assistant.
The Drive with Bill Cameron will be on location next week!
Join Bill and the gang on Thursday, August 24th at Mike’s Merchandise on Opelika Road from 4-6pm.
Monday, August 28th, The Drive will be live from Franklin’s Tire & Auto from 4-6pm.
Listen live on ESPN 106.7 FM in Auburn/Opelika area or online at espnau.com!
18 days until Auburn football kicks off the 2017 season.
Today we recognize a notable number 18; Kodi Burns.
Burns played quarterback and wide receiver for Auburn from 2007 until 2010. Burns started seven games at quarterback during the 2008 season. Burns was a wide receiver for Auburn’s 2010 SEC Champion and National Champion team. Burns caught a 35 yard touchdown pass from Cam Newton in the 2010 National Championship game against Oregon.
In February of 2016, Burns was named wide receivers coach for Auburn and again work under head coach Gus Malzahn.
War Eagle Kodi!
We are now 23 days away from the return of Auburn football.
Today we will recognize a notable number 23; Ronnie Brown, who was Auburn’s running back from 2000 until 2004.
The Rome, Georgia native redshirted during the 2000 season. Throughout his time at Auburn, Brown split the running back duties with Carnell Williams. Brown’s best season came in 2002 when he gained a career high 1,008 yards on 175 carries and scored 13 touchdowns. He also had a receiving touchdown during the 2002 season.
Brown finished his Auburn career with 513 carries, 2,707 yards and 30 total touchdowns.
Brown was selected with the number two overall pick by the Miami Dolphins in the 2005 NFL Draft. Brown played 10 seasons in the NFL for the Dolphins, Eagles, Chargers and Texans.
In 2016, Ronnie Brown was named Auburn Sports Network’s new sideline reporter for Auburn football games.
War Eagle Ronnie!
Only 33 short days until Auburn football!
Today we honor a notable number 33; Will Hastings.
The Little Rock, Arkansas native went to Pulaski Academy before arriving on Auburn’s campus in the fall of 2015.
Hastings tallied 2,040 receiving yards in his high school senior season, becoming just the second receiver in state history to gain 2,000 yards in a season.
Hastings appeared in two games in 2015 and had one kickoff against LSU. The kicker-turned-wide receiver appeared in 11 games in 2016. The first touchdown of his career came on a 29-yard catch against Arkansas State. Six of 11 catches in 2016 gained first downs.
2017 will be the junior season for Will Hastings.
War Eagle Will!