Auburn to use new kicker in Texas A&M matchup

The Tigers are making a late change on the roster ahead of their game on Saturday.

While the team’s Week 11 depth chart has kicker Anders Carlson retaining his starting duties, it seems Auburn is moving in a different direction. Justin Hokanson of On3 reported on Friday that the Tigers will start Alex McPherson at placekicker.

The move comes on the heels of a late missed field goal by Carlson during the Mississippi State game. However, it’s equally possible the team simply wants to get its future kicker some reps. Regardless of reason, McPherson is set to debut on home field against a very talented Texas A&M squad.

The McPherson name is most often associated with his brother, Evan, who was a placekicker at the University of Florida and is playing for the Cincinnati Bengals in the NFL. Alex will have his chance to live up to the family name during his starting debut. He has never kicked in a college football game to this point.


The full Auburn depth chart for Week 11

Story originally appeared on Auburn Wire