AUBURN, Ala. (WIAT) — The Auburn Tigers have named freshman Bo Nix as their starting quarterback for the season opener against the Oregon Ducks.
Nix won Alabama’s Mr. Football award in 2018 while at Pinson Valley.
Nix was battling against fellow freshman Joey Gatewood for the starting position for the Tigers. Head coach Gus Malzahn made the announcement Tuesday afternoon.
Nix is also the great-grandson of legendary former Alabama head coach Bear Bryant.
Auburn takes on Oregon at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas Aug. 31.