Gus Malzahn won't reveal the name of Auburn's Wildcat package for 300-pound TE J.J. Pegues but teases that it could be expanding
For years, Auburn fans have been calling for the tight end to be more involved in the team’s offense.
Despite those calls, there’s little chance Tiger fans could have seen J.J. Pegues coming.
The 6-foot-2, 300-pound native of Oxford, Miss., has proven to be one of the most unique players early on during this SEC season.
Gus Malzahn and Chad Morris have found some interesting ways to get Pegues the ball, too. The true freshman has already thrown a pass, caught a pass and rushed the ball for the Tigers this season.
Those numbers would be unique for any freshman tight end, but the fact Pegues is 300-pounds but has the moves of a slimmer player speaks to his playmaking ability.
If you missed it on Saturday, Auburn used Pegues as a Wildcat QB and he not only made a Razorback miss via a spin move, he hurdled another defender.
Here is what Malzahn had to say about his freshman tight end on Sunday evening.
“Well, we knew he had a unique skillset when we recruited him, he did some of that in high school,” Malzahn shared. “He’s got really good receiving skills, too. That package could grow. Obviously, he made a really good run on that one where he spun then hurdled a guy. He’s a very athletic guy that I think could be a real good piece of the puzzle for us moving forward.”
What’s the name Auburn has given to the package utilizing Pegues as a Wildcat QB?
“We’re not telling,” Malzahn said.
Here is the play if you missed it from over the weekend.
J.J. Pegues is 6-2, 300 pounds.
AND HERE HE IS WITH A SPIN MOVE AND A HURDLE. pic.twitter.com/TyV4cFVhbf
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