We are 69 days away from the season opener, and in continuing our celebration for former players, we are honoring offensive guard #69 Ben Grubbs. While attending Elmore County High School in Eclectic, Alabama, during his junior season he totaled 110 tackles, four sacks, and an interception as a defensive tackle. During his senior season, he registered 150 tackles, six sacks, and one interception; he also played fullback, rushing for 130 yards, and had two touchdowns. During his time in high school, he also was a four-year starter on the basketball team. In the undefeated 2004 season here at Auburn, he started all 13 games. He helped Auburn rack up 404 yards of offense against Georgia, and was named the Most Improved Offensive Linemen by the coaching staff. During the 2005 season, he played in and started all 12 games. He was part of the offensive line that helped Auburn running backs gather 388 yards and six touchdowns versus Kentucky. Overall, Ben played in 37 games, starting 25 of those. Ben graduated from Auburn University in the spring of 2006 with a degree in Business. Grubbs was drafted in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens, where he played five years. He then went on to play three years with the New Orleans Saints before being traded to the Kansas City Chiefs where he played for one season. War Eagle Ben!