Auburn football: The 5 best JUCO transfers in program history

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Quarterback Jarrett Stidham #8 of the Auburn Tigers (Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images)

Jarrett Stidham
QB (2017-18) McLennan Community College

Auburn’s latest JUCO success story, Stidham was a five-star prospect coming out of high school in Stephensville, Texas. Stidham would commit to Baylor and play his freshman year there before leaving the program after the various sexual assault allegations arose.

Stidham would transfer to McLennan Community College but as McLennan didn’t have a football team, Stidham played scout team quarterback for a nearby high school in his year off of college football. Still, Stidham was ranked as the best JUCO prospect in the class of 2017 by 247Sports.

Stidham then would of course transfer to Auburn where he spent two seasons as the team’s starting quarterback. In his two seasons on The Plains, Stidham completed 63.6 percent of his passes for 5,952 yards, 36 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

The 6-foot-3, 214-pound quarterback also added 154 yards and seven rushing touchdowns to his career total as a Tiger.

Stidham would go on to be drafted by the New England Patriots in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft and is expected to follow in Tom Brady’s footsteps as the team’s starting quarterback this upcoming season.

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