Auburn offers veteran linebacker transfer Larry Nixon III

The Auburn Tigers are continuing to try and upgrade their roster through the transfer portal and a new target has emerged at linebacker. The Tigers extended an offer to former North Texas linebacker Larry Nixon III Saturday, he announced the news on Twitter.

Nixon III spent the past five seasons with the Mean Green and is a graduate transfer with one season of eligibility remaining. Auburn’s offer was the first he reported after entering the portal earlier Saturday afternoon.

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He redshirted in 2018 and improved each season before breaking out in 2022. The 6-foot-2, 236-pounder made 105 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, and one sack in 14 games last season. His efforts were good enough to be named first-team All-Conference USA.

Nixon III finished his career at North Texas with 246 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles.

The Tigers added two transfers in the first window in Austin Keys (Ole Miss) and DeMario Tolan (LSU) but are working to add to a room that saw reserve linebackers Desmond Tisdol, Powell Gordon, and Kameron Brown enter the transfer portal during the spring window.

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