Auburn names redshirt sophomore Ian Shannon starting punter
It took the Auburn Tigers longer to settle their starting punter position than their starting quarterback position this summer.
A day after deciding on Baylor-transfer QB Jarrett Stidham as the starter, the Tigers named a starting punter on Tuesday.
That honor will go to redshirt sophomore Ian Shannon, who punted twice against Texas A&M last season:
Ian Shannon was named Auburn's starting punter today
— Bryan Matthews (@BMattAU) August 15, 2017
Shannon can also be used as a kickoff specialist. He recorded four touchbacks on six kickoffs against Arkansas State and Louisiana-Monroe in 2016 and also handled the kickoff duties during the Iron Bowl game against Alabama.
Shannon beat out starting K Daniel Carlson, Tyler Stovall and Aidan Marshall for the starting job.