Owen Pappoe will play a fourth season at Auburn. The Tiger linebacker confirmed his return for 2022 on Sunday via his Instagram account.


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The former 5-star recruit signed in Auburn’s 2019 class and started every game as a true freshman. Pappoe’s production took off in 2020, when his tackles increased from 49 to 93 in Year 2. This season, Pappoe missed significant time due to injuries, only playing in 5 games.

Over 3 seasons, Pappoe has played in 29 games, logging 165 tackles, including 12 for loss and 6 sacks, as well as 5 passes defended (1 interception), a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

Pappoe’s presence should be a big boost for the Auburn defense in 2022.