AUBURN, Ala. — It appears the Auburn Tigers will be looking for a new starting quarterback with the Sunday night announcement on Instagram by Bo Nix that he's decided to enter the transfer portal.
"I have loved Auburn since I knew Auburn," Nix said. "All I ever wanted to do was win a championship for Auburn. I can truthfully say I have given everything I have for that goal and I have played in so many amazing games because of it. Auburn has allowed me to fulfill my lifelong dream of playing in Jordan-Hare and wearing the AU on my helmet. It has allowed me to compete in the SEC and be a part of some historical atmospheres. With that being said, when I came to Auburn I planned on doing two things. I wanted to play football and graduate. I was fortunate enough to do both.
"I have made so many decisions for Auburn, now it's time to do what's best for me," Nix said. "It's time that I move on to the next chapter in my life. To reach further goals I have decided it's best to be a grad transfer and find a new start somewhere else. I make this decision with a heavy heart and a lot of growing pains. A wise man once told me 'in order to be great we have to take risks.' I don't know what the next chapter of my life looks like, but I do know that whatever it is, God has ordered my steps and he has a plan for me like he does for everyone else.
"I'm going to miss the moments I had as an Auburn Tiger. To my teammates, my coaches and my friends who have been a part of this journey and been with me along the way, thank you. I got the experience of a lifetime and I have accomplished my goal. I believe Auburn is a special place and it will be when we work together. Because I believe in these things, I will always believe in Auburn and I'll always love it. War Eagle!"
A three-year starter for the Tigers who missed the final two games of the 2021 regular season following an ankle injury against Mississippi State that required surgery, Nix completed 61 percent of his passes this season for 2,294 yards and 11 touchdowns with three interceptions. For his career, Nix threw for 7,251 yards and 39 touchdowns with 16 interceptions while adding 869 rushing yards and 18 scores.
Nix finishes his career third in career passing yards and tied for fifth in touchdown passes. His interception percentage of .0151 is second in school history, trailing only Jarrett Stidham. His 869 yards rushing is sixth in school history for a quarterback.