Report: Auburn RB Bigsby won’t play in Citrus Bowl
Standout Auburn running back Tank Bigsby won’t play Friday when the Tigers play No. 14 Northwestern in the Citrus Bowl, AL.com reported.
No reason was given for Bigsby’s absence.
Bigsby was named the Southeastern Conference’s co-freshman of the year and ran for 834 yards and five touchdowns this season. He also returned 13 kicks for 306 yards.
A four-star recruit, Bigsby was the fourth-ranked running back and No. 40 overall player in the nation in the Class of 2020, per the 247Sports composite.
There have been rumblings that Bigsby might leave Auburn in the wake of coach Gus Malzahn’s firing. Earlier this week, offensive coordinator Chad Morris said he wasn’t sure Bigsby would play in the game.
“Well, we are hoping. We’ll see on that,” Morris replied. “He has definitely had a great year, a phenomenal year. A young man that has an incredible future ahead of him. When you are able to get the ball in his hands, he makes a lot of things right when they aren’t right.”
Shaun Shivers and D.J. Williams are expected to be the primary running backs without Bigsby.
–Field Level Media