What’s most interesting about the Auburn football program’s top passers ever by yardage is that perhaps the player most synonymous with the position on the Plains, Cam Newton, is nowhere to be found on the list. Newton, unfortunately, but still fortunately in many ways, started under center just one year for AU.
Still, players who did make the list embody the Tigers’ contributions to the position — which includes a Heisman winner, multiple NFL draft picks, and a player who is a candidate to be both during the 2023 season.
Here are the top 10 passers in Auburn football history
Auburn football career passing leader No. 10: Nick Marshall
- 4,508 passing yards
- 34 passing touchdowns
- 13 interceptions
Nick Marshall’s 2013 season featured just as many memorable moments as any Tigers season ever, and his 73-yard Prayer at Jordan-Hare walk-off Hail Mary heave to defeat Georgia is perhaps the most mood-setting moment in the history of a stadium. Short of AU finishing the job in the final BCS Championship game against Jameis Winston’s FSU Seminoles and a now-vacated loss to LSU, Marshall had a perfect season on the Plains.
Now in the CFL with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Marshall never did much after leaving Auburn, with the NFL switching his position upon being signed as an undrafted free agent by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Still, the moments he created with his big arm and his feet — which created 1,866 rushing yards and 23 rushing touchdowns in his two seasons with the Tigers — will forever ingratiate the multi-positional star to the Auburn family for the duration of recorded history.