A roster that once housed Peyton Barber, Jovon Robinson and Roc Thomas at the running back position is now even thinner with the loss of incoming tailback freshman Stephen Davis Jr.
Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn announced Sunday that Davis Jr. will sit out the entire 2016 football season due to injury. The incoming freshman will rehab an injury suffered last season during his senior year of high school.
Davis was limited in his participation in fall camp according to Malzahn, but failed to fully recover and will now be forced to redshirt his freshman season.
Former 1,000 yard rusher, Barber, left the Plains early to pursue a career in the NFL and signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a free agent. Robinson was dismissed from the team earlier this week and Thomas made the decision to join his high school coach at Jacksonville State. Kerryon Johnson is expected to be the number one tailback for Auburn when the Tigers open the season with Clemson at home on Sept. 3.
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