The Auburn Tigers wasted no time working freshman RB Shaun Shivers into the mix last year, giving him 70 carries over 13 games.
He turned those carries into 371 yards and three touchdowns, and should have an even bigger role for the Tiger offense this fall.
He’ll be doing it in a different jersey number, though, as he announced on Wednesday that he was switching from No. 25 to No. 8 for the rest of his Auburn career:
I’ll be wearing #8 for the rest of my time at Auburn https://t.co/EHTXRCzTw9
— F R E A K Y (@V8Blazing) May 15, 2019
DT Coynis Miller Jr., a fellow sophomore, also wears the No. 8 jersey, but Shivers will be the only Auburn offensive player to wear it.
Now, we’ll see if the No. 8 jersey leads to more success for the speedy sophomore running back.