Alec Jackson, a veteran offensive lineman, has announced plans for the 2022 season, and is coming back for another year

“Year 6? Why not!!,” Jackson wrote on Instagram.

The 6-foot-5 and 323 pounder moved to guard recently after he primarily was an offensive tackle in recent seasons, but he began his Auburn career on the defensive side of the ball.

Jackson’s news is the latest positive development for Auburn after the Tigers recently learned that center Nick Brahms and tackle Austin Troxell will also be back for the 2022 season. All of these additions are quite a turn for what appeared to be an alarming roster shortage on the offensive line.

Troxell, for example, won the starting left tackle job over Jackson before the season, and returned from a minor injury to play in the Birmingham Bowl. Starting right guard Keiondre Jones and backup tackle Kilian Zierer are returners for the offensive line.

Auburn earlier lost Brodarious Hamm to the NFL Draft), Brandon Council, who is out of eligibility and Tashawn Manning, who transferred to Kentucky, on the line.

Jackson is from Montgomery, Alabama and arrived for the 2017 season, which he redshirted. Jackson was a top 40 in-state defensive lineman, according to 247 Sports.


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