Eugene – Oregon is adding a veteran quarterback player from the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Bo Nix, the former Auburn quarterback who started his college career by beating the Ducks in the 2019 season opener, has announced that he is moving to Oregon.
The 6-foot-3, 214-pound Knicks finished his sophomore season at Auburn, completing 61% of his throws for 2,294 yards with 11 touchdowns and three interceptions and ran for 168 yards and four scores in 10 games before sustaining a broken ankle.
In 2020, the Knicks completed 59.9% of his throws for 2,415 yards with 12 touchdowns and seven interceptions and ran for 388 yards and seven points in 11 games.
Oregon’s offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham was in the same role at Auburn in 2019, when the Knicks won the SEC Freshman of the Year award.
The Knicks were the first true new QB player to start the season opener for Auburn since 1946, which he did against the Ducks in a 27-21 win in Arlington, Texas when he threw the 27-yard game into Seth Williams with nine seconds. Togo. The Knicks completed 57.6% of his passes for 2,542 yards with 16 touchdowns and six interceptions, all freshman records for Auburn, and he ran for 313 yards and seven runs that season.
He played for two head coaches (Joss Malzan and Brian Harsin) and three different attacking coordinators (Dillingham, Chad Morris, Mike Bobo) during his time at Auburn. In his 34 career games, it all started, the Knicks completed 59.4% of his passes for 7,251 yards with 39 touchdowns and 16 interceptions and he rushed for 869 yards and 18 touchdowns.
The addition of the Nix awards four Oregon players with scholarships to enter 2022, with Ty Thompson, Jay Butterfield, and Robby Ashford all freshmen in terms of eligibility. The Ducks are also back after expecting 85 players to be awarded scholarships – a very high drop – for next season.
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