Auburn football eyes UAB grad transfer Tony Fair for DL depth

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In the wake of a transfer exodus from several members of Auburn football’s defense, head coach Bryan Harsin and his staff are looking to add depth to the d-line with an offer to UAB grad transfer Tony Fair. The defensive tackle spent two seasons in Birmingham with the Blazers.

Originally from South Bend, IN, Fair was a three-star recruit out of high school and was ranked the No. 6 DT in the recruiting class of 2019 and the No. 7 recruit out of the state of Indiana. Fair played one season at Indiana State then transferred to Pima Community College from 2017-2018.

Fair racked up 144 tackles and three sacks in his two seasons at PCC before ending up in Birmingham for 2019-2020. As a Blazer Fair recorded 56 tackles, one fumble recovery, one sack, and three forced fumbles.

Fair has also received offers from Michigan, Iowa, Indiana, Ole Miss, and Purdue, according to his Twitter page.

The offer goes out in the wake of Jay Hardy, Jaren Handy, and Chris Thompson Jr. all entering their names into the NCAA transfer portal after participating in spring practices under the new coaching staff. However, defensive line coach Nick Eason wasted no time in finding a potential replacement in Fair.

The defensive tackle requires a double team to block him, according to Cole Pinkston of The JBoyShow, and stands at 6-foot-3 and 330 pounds.

The former Blazer would be a huge asset for Auburn football’s defensive line, especially after losing guys to the transfer portal. Fair comes with a lot of playing experience and could be a major leader for this new defense.

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