Bo Nix started his first semester at Auburn University this month after a spectacular senior season — and career — at Pinson Valley High.
But Nix had one last achievement to claim his own before leaving Pinson Valley behind and looking ahead to Auburn.
Nix was crowned Alabama's Mr. Football on Tuesday while also winning the Back of the Year Award among Class 6A players at the Alabama High School Sports Association's annual football banquet.
Nix led Pinson Valley to two straight Class 6A titles, and broke records while doing so. Those include the Alabama state record in total offense in a career (12,505 yards) and touchdowns(161). During his senior season, Nix racked up 3,807 yards and 50 touchdowns. He also rushed for 417 yards and seven scores, leading Pinson Valley to a 13-1 overall record.
Nix looks to be a strong competitor for the starting QB job and will start competing against Malik Willis, Joey Gatewood and Cord Sandberg for it in the spring.
Nix became the fifth Mr. Football from Alabama in the past seven years to sign with Auburn, joining Jeremy Johnson (2012), Roc Thomas (2013), Kerryon Johnson (2014) and Asa Martin (2017).
Jeremy Johnson didn't live up to the 2015 preseason hype. Both Roc Thomas and Asa Martin transferred from the team after their freshman seasons, with Thomas transferring to Jacksonville State and Martin going to Miami last.
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Kerryon Johnson created a name for himself on The Plains, however. After struggling with injuries earlier in his career, he led Auburn to an SEC West crown and an SEC Championship berth in the 2017 season. Johnson also took home SEC Offensive Player of the Year that season.
Before the past seven years, Auburn only had six win Mr. Football over a span of thirty years.The other Auburn signees to be crowned the state's top player are Freddy Weygand (1983), Lectron Williams (1988), DeMarco McNeil (1998), Carnell "Cadillac" Williams (2000), Brandon Cox (2001) and Clint Moseley (2008).
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