2017 Suger Bowl Preview | Key Players For The Auburn Tigers

Quarterback Sean White | When compared to other quarterbacks around the nation, Sean White may not be labeled as flashy. However, the sophomore remains efficient while on the field completing 65.2% of his pass attempts for nine touchdowns. Reaggrevating a knee injury against Georgia late in the season, the biggest unanswered question remains health. In his absence, Jeremy Johnson and John Franklin failed to impress leaving fans wanting more. If Auburn hopes to pull of the upset, they’ll need to rely on White’s ability to run the offense.

Runningback Kamryn Pettway | Although Kamryn Pettway missed four games during the year, the runningback still amassed 1,123 rushing yards (124.8 per game) along with seven touchdowns. During the contest against the Alabama Crimson Tide, it was clear that Pettway was not himself. Carrying the ball 12 times for 17 yards, Pettway’s health is also under question. Regardless, don’t expect to see the same type of performance that many witnessed in the Iron Bowl from this back.

Defensive End Carl Lawson | Many questioned if the former 5-star recruit would finally live up to the billing during a junior campaign. Recording a team high nine sacks, Carl Lawson tallied up 12.5 tackles for loss on 28 total take downs. Not the most talkative player on the team, Lawson lets his play speak for him. Knowing they’ll face a mobile quaterback in the Sugar Bowl, expect Lawson to lead the charge in containing the opposition. But, don’t be surprised if a player of this caliber comes up with a sack or two as well.

Cornerback Josh Holsey | Fighting through an injury prone career, Josh Holsey finally made a statement. With 10 pass breakups, three interceptions, and 25 tackles Holsey delcared he was here to play. On the field, Holsey quickly became known as the “coach-on-the-field” with a loud personality and knowledge of the game. The senior be directing the secondary in an attempt to stop one of the most explosive offenses in the nation in the Sugar Bowl.


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