The first Auburn Tigers football game was played in 1892 against the University of Georgia Bulldogs. Legend says that a civil war veteran was watching the game with a war eagle perched on his shoulder. The eagle circled the field as Auburn scored the winning goal and then dropped dead mid-field. Embodying the war eagle spirit, the Auburn Tigers are two-time national champions. The team has won 12 conference titles, nine division titles and 24 bowl games. In 2010, Cam Newton became the third Tiger to win the Heisman Trophy. Pat Sullivan won in 1971, and Bo Jackson took home the trophy in 1985. Auburn has produced 29 All-American players and sent 279 players to the NFL. The Tigers meet archrivals the Alabama Crimson Tide every year in the Iron Bowl. When you are ready to witness the war eagle tradition, grab your Auburn Tigers football tickets at StubHub.
Who are the current stars on the Auburn Tigers football team?
True Freshman Bo Nix is the starting quarterback for the Auburn Tigers and the son of former Auburn star Patrick Nix. Bo Nix was the most productive offensive player in the history of Alabama high school football.
What happens at an Auburn Tigers football game?
An Auburn Tigers home game is a weekend-long party. Tailgating begins on Friday, the Jordan-Hare locker rooms open for tours and you can visit the Raptor Center for “Football, Fans and Feathers.” On game day, take the kids to the Tigers Fan Fest at Nicholas Center for giveaways and bouncy castles. Two hours before the game, fans cheer the team and the marching band on their famous Tiger Walk down Donahue Street. Outside the stadium gate, former Auburn stars sign autographs, and there is a Pep Rally. Right before the game begins, the war eagle circles the stadium and lands mid-field. When Auburn wins, fans flock to roll toilet paper in the trees at Toomer's Corner.
Is there tailgating at an Auburn Tigers football game?
Tailgating areas on Auburn campus open at 4 pm on Fridays before an Auburn Tigers home game. The Hayfields are open for tailgating all weekend on a first-come, first-served basis, or you can reserve a spot for the entire season with Tailgate at the Park.
Who are some famous Auburn Tigers football players?
Cam Newton and Bo Jackson are two of the most famous football players to come out of the Auburn Tigers. While at Auburn, Newton won the Heisman Trophy, the Maxwell Award and the Walter Camp Award and was named AP College Player of the Year. He now plays quarterback for the Carolina Panthers. Jackson also won the Heisman while at Auburn, but he is best known for being an All-Star in both baseball and football.
What was the most memorable Auburn Tigers football game?
Many Auburn fans would cite one of the annual confrontations with archrival Alabama as their most memorable game. Known as the Iron Bowl, the competition between the two southern powerhouses started in 1893. In 1982, Auburn broke a nine-year losing streak when freshman Bo Jackson leaped over the Alabama defensive line to score. Auburn’s win in 1972 was also a stunner. The Tigers were down by 13 points in the last five minutes when they blocked two Alabama kicks and scored on both.