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Days to Auburn Kickoff: 43 Phillip Lutzenkirchen

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Only 43 short days until Auburn football!

Today we honor a notable number 43; Phillip Lutzenkirchen.

The Marietta, Georgia native went to Lassiter High School before arriving on Auburn’s campus in the fall of 2009. Lutzenkirchen’s high school coach was current Auburn offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey.

Lutzenkirchen’s first career catch was a 13-yard TD reception from Kodi Burns vs. Mississippi State. Lutzenkirchen appeared in all 13 games in Auburn’s 2010 National Championship season. Against Alabama that season, Lutzenkirchen’s 7-yard TD reception from Cam Newton gave Auburn a 28-27 lead and ultimately won the game. In 2011, Lutzenkirchen caught a team-high 7 touchdowns. His career ended midway through the 2012 season as a result of a hip injury.

Lutzenkirchen ranks first in Auburn football history for touchdown receptions by a tight end with 14.

In June of 2014, Lutzenkirchen died in a car accident traveling through Georgia. Lutzenkirchen was just 23 years old.

War Eagle Phillip!

Rest in Peace.

Lutzenkirchen

Days to Auburn Kickoff: 48 Stephen Davis

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Only 48 short days until Auburn football!

Today we honor a notable number 48; Stephen Davis.

The Spartanburg, South Carolina native went to Spartanburg High School before arriving on Auburn’s campus in the fall of 1992.

Davis was regarded as the No. 1 recruit in the nation in 1992 and was named USA Today Offensive High School Football Player of the Year. Davis played running back for the Tigers from 1993 until 1995. He made the All-SEC team his last two seasons at Auburn and graduated as the team’s fourth all-time leading rusher behind Joe Cribbs, James Brooks, and Bo Jackson.

Davis was drafted in the fourth round of the 1996 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. Davis had a successful 11 year NFL career and currently holds the record for rush attempts (1.945), rush yards (8,052), and rushing TDs (65) amongst all Auburn alumni in NFL history.

War Eagle Stephen!

Days to Auburn Kickoff: 53 Devonte Danzey

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Only 53 short days until Auburn football!

Today we honor a notable number 53; Devonte Danzey.

The Tampa, Florida native went to Tampa Bay Tech High School before arriving on Auburn’s campus in the January of 2013. Danzey was a junior college transfer and was ranked as the nation’s top junior college prospect at offensive guard. Throughout Danzey’s Auburn career, he rotated among the offensive line positions. Danzey made his first career start at left guard against LSU in 2014. Danzey played in 13 games in the 2015 season.

Following Danzey’s Auburn career, the offensive lineman was invited to join the Cincinnati Bengals rookie camp.

Days to Auburn Kickoff: 58 T.J. Jackson

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Only 58 short days until Auburn football!

Today we honor a notable number 58; T.J. Jackson.

The Opelika, Alabama native went to Opelika High School before arriving on Auburn’s campus in the fall of 2002. Jackson was named Fourth-Team Freshman All-America by The Sporting News in 2002. He was one of two true freshman in the defensive rotation and finished the season with 24 tackles at nose guard.

In 2003, Jackson played in 12 games and totaled 29 tackles with eight tackles for loss.

Jackson was a big part of Auburn’s undefeated 2004 season. He was a member of the Associated Press All-SEC First Team as he was fourth on Auburn’s team with 51 tackles. Jackson had a tackle for loss and a sack in Auburn’s 16-13 Sugar Bowl win over Virginia Tech.

In Jackson’s final season at Auburn in 2005, he had 41 tackles and 2 sacks.

War Eagle T.J. Jackson!

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Days to Auburn Kickoff: 63 Alex Kozan

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Only 63 short days until Auburn football!

Today we honor a notable number 63; Alex Kozan.

The Castle Rock, Colorado native went to Valor Christian High School before arriving on Auburn’s campus in the fall of 2012. Kozan redshirted his first year on campus, but achieved SEC Honor Roll for academics. Kozan started every game of the 2013 season at left offensive guard and was a part of Auburn’s 2013 SEC Champion team. Kozan missed the entire 2014 season due to a back injury but returned to the field for the 2015 and 2016 seasons. Auburn’s offense averaged 269.0 rushing yards and 441.5 yards of total offense in the 40 career games that Kozan started.

He received his bachelor’s degree in finance in May of 2015 from Auburn University. In May of 2017, Kozan signed with the Los Angeles Rams, starting his NFL career.

War Eagle Alex!

Alex Kozan Arkansas State vs Auburn on Saturday, Sept. 7 , 2013 in Auburn, Ala. Todd Van Emst

Days to Auburn Kickoff: 68 Danny Lindsey

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We are 68 days away from Auburn kickoff and today we recognize #68 Danny Lindsey.

Danny Lindsey played center and guard on Auburn’s offense from 2001-2004. He played in 44 games, starting 40 of them in his career. The Douglas, Georgia native started every game at center during the 2003 season and moved to right guard and started every game during Auburn’s undefeated 2004 season.

War Eagle Danny!

Danny Lindsey

Days to Auburn Kickoff: 73 Lee Ziemba

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Only 73 short days until Auburn football!

Today we honor a notable number 73; Lee Ziemba.

The Rogers, Arkansas native went to Rogers High School before arriving on Auburn’s campus in the fall of 2007. Ziemba holds the Auburn record for consecutive starts at 52 as he started every game of his career. Ziemba became the sixth lineman in AU history to win the Jacobs Blocking Trophy in 2010. Ziemba was a staple on the Auburn offensive line throughout his career and a big part of the offense that became the first AU team to ever rush for 300 yards or more in six straight SEC games during the 2010 season. He was a member of the 2010 SEC Champion and 2010 National Champion Auburn team.

Following his graduation from Auburn, Ziemba was selected by the Carolina Panthers in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

War Eagle Lee!

Lee Ziemba

Days to Auburn Kickoff: 78 Darius James

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We are now 78 days away from kickoff to the 2017 Auburn football season and today we honor current Auburn Tiger, #78 Darius James. The Killeen, Texas native attended Harker Heights High School and was selected to play in the 2013 Under Armour All-American Game. In 2014, James began his college career playing for the University of Texas and competed in 6 games, but decided to transfer to Auburn after the season. James began his Auburn career in 2016 and played in all 13 games. He became the starting left tackle for the last 8 games of the season. War Eagle Darius!

 

Darius James

Days to Auburn Kickoff: 83 Jeremiah Ratliff

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We are 83 days away from kickoff between Auburn and Georgia Southern from Jordan-Hare Stadium. Today we recognize former defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff. Wearing 83, Ratliff played for Auburn from 2000 to 2004. Ratliff spent his freshman season playing tight end for the Tigers and had three receptions for 38 yards on the season. Prior to the start of his sophomore season, he transitioned to the defensive side of the ball playing both defensive end and defensive tackle. Ratliff was a senior member of the 2004 Auburn team that finished 13-0 and won the Sugar Bowl. Ratliff finished his Auburn career with 81 tackles and two sacks.

In the 2005 NFL Draft, Jeremiah Ratliff was selected in the seventh round by the Dallas Cowboys. Ratliff was named to 4 Pro Bowls throughout his professional career, playing for both the Cowboys and the Bears. He finished his NFL career with 282 tackles and 35 sacks.

War Eagle Jeremiah!

Jay Ratliff

Days to Auburn Kickoff: 88 Terry Beasley

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We are 88 days from Auburn football! Today we highlight former Auburn wide receiver Terry Beasley, who lettered for the Tigers from 1969 to 1971, and wore jersey number 88. Beasley was a member of Auburn’s 1970 team that beat Ole Miss in the Gator Bowl. Beasley finished his college career with 141 catches, 2,507 yards and 29 touchdowns. Beasley’s career receiving yards and touchdowns still rank first in the Auburn record books.

Following his Auburn career, Beasley was drafted in the first round of the 1972 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers and spent all three years of his professional career there. Auburn has retired his #88 jersey, making Beasley one of three Tigers to have their jersey retired. Beasley was elected into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2002.

War Eagle Terry!

Terry Beasley