Football or track? Auburn WR Anthony Schwartz discusses future after Outback Bowl
Anthony Schwartz’s college football career may be over.
Schwartz, an Auburn sophomore, still has two years of eligibility remaining. However, he could opt not to return to the Tigers next season. That’s because Schwartz also runs track at Auburn, and he may choose to focus solely on that moving forward.
After the Tigers’ loss to Minnesota in the Outback Bowl on Wednesday, Schwartz discussed his future with the media.
“If I make an Olympic team, I feel like I’ll stick with track, but if I’m running a season like I did last year, I think I’ll stick to football,” Schwartz told the media. “This year will be a big key for my track season, depending on how I do. If I do good enough or just, I don’t know how to explain it, there will probably be [a decision] coming next year.”
Qualifications for the Olympics go until June 29.
In the Outback Bowl, Schwartz had six receptions for 49 yards. However, he also said that he was at “80 percent” after suffering a hamstring injury in Auburn’s Iron Bowl win over Alabama on Nov. 30.
During the regular season, Schwartz had 35 receptions for 391 yards and a touchdown. His lone receiving score came in a win at Arkansas on Oct. 19. He also had 11 carries for 118 yards and two touchdowns.
In 2018, as a true freshman, Schwartz had 22 receptions for 357 yards and two touchdowns, along with 27 carries for 211 yards and five touchdowns.
Schwartz’s speed is a valuable asset for Auburn. But that may just be for the track team moving forward.