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Kerryon Johnson Has Made His Decision

By on January 2nd, 2018 in Football, News 8 Comments »
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Julie Bennett | jbennett@al.com

Kerryon Johnson has decided to forego his senior season at Auburn and enter the NFL Draft.

In a statement, Johnson said, “There aren’t enough words to express how grateful I am of the opportunity Auburn University has given me. This is truly an amazing school with an amazing fan base. With that being said, I have decided to enter the NFL Draft. Thank you all for the endless support that has not always been deserved. I love Auburn and the Auburn family. War Eagle!”

Also in a statement, Auburn Head Coach Gus Malzahn said, “I would like to thank KJ for all he has done for our program over the last three years. Kerryon has made this team better both on and off the field with his great character, competitiveness and leadership. He will be very successful at the next level and, more importantly, in life. We wish KJ nothing but the best.”

Quarterback Jarrett Stidham has said he is going on a hunting trip to “the middle of nowhere” and his decision will come following that.

Kam Martin issued a comment saying he has no plans to transfer from Auburn.  

Those of us at TET will do our best to keep you updated.:

UPDATES:

Carlton Davis and Kam Pettway have both announced plans to enter the NFL Draft. And, now, Jeff Holland has added his name to those declaring for the NFL Draft.

WAR EAGLE!

8 Comments

  1. Zach Taylor Zach Taylor says:

    The way Malzahn has treated his bell cows and their injuries forced the hands of many, many good backs and it shouldn’t have been that way.

    Kerryon, in his 3 years, never played in back to back games at 100%. He was rushed back from injuries and over used.

    It forced a hard decision. Do I go now, with my injury history and take a lesser paycheck and hope I can make it to a second contract ? Do I come back and get ridden to death and hope to improve it?

  2. AUwaterboy AUwaterboy says:

    What a classy guy. He will be missed but I look forward to following his NFL career.

    • AubTigerman AubTigerman says:

      A great running back and a true Auburn Man!

      Thanks for the memories KJ and Best Wishes!

      • WarSamEagle WarSamEagle says:

        Amen to that. I’ll always remember him laying it on the line and how touched he was when the Auburn crowd shouted “Kerryon – Kerryon!” in the Alabama game. He truly loves Auburn but he has to do what’s best for his future.
        God speed KJ.

  3. AU70 says:

    The absolute right decision for Kerryon. Great kid and Great running back who gave it all he had to give. Love the guy. I am so happy he is leaving before Malzahn beats him to death. IMHO, in this day and age, no running back should carry the ball more than 20-22 times a game. I often wonder if the problems that Trey Mason has experienced were a result of being pounded so much. Meanwhile Artis-Payne sat on the sideline when they should have been sharing the load. I wonder if Gus ever considers the health of these kids 20 – 30 years down the road. I generally like Gus and I know that he is a good man and wants the best for these kids. I know that he is doing some really good things with them behind the scenes in the area of character development. But, this one area really bothers me.

  4. Tigers5711 says:

    We have to hope we have a big day on recruiting day in Feb. We need to replace all of the OL and need some RBs too etc. I too was thrilled with the big wins vs GA & AL but bummed out with the dive after that. We’ll have to be better in 2018 to win out. Washington back at the Benz to open the year is no fluke and we have to play GA & AL away. We will not have won in T-Town in 8 years and in Athens in 13. I too love Auburn football and want to see us win in the post season too. Remember we were in the NC game twice in four years 2010-2013. If not for the playoffs neither GA or AL would be in NC game this year as they were #3 & 4 in poll last week.. WDE

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