Auburn Tigers News: Derrick Brown sets NFL record, AU offers 2025 quarterback

In today's edition of Auburn Tigers news, a former Auburn football player sets an NFL record and the Tigers extend an offer to a 2025 QB.

Jan 7, 2024; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Derrick Brown (95)
Jan 7, 2024; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Derrick Brown (95) / Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports
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In today's edition of Auburn Tigers news, a former Auburn football player sets an NFL record and the Tigers extend an offer to a 2025 QB

Former Auburn football player Derrick Brown made his mark as a special player on the Plains, and has continued making a difference on and off the field in the NFL. Last season, he tied the Carolina Panthers' franchise record for most tackles by a defensive lineman with 67, and he went into the 2023 season with the goal to break that record.

By the end of the year, Brown finished with 103 tackles, shattering the Panthers' record and breaking the NFL record. Next up for the DL is the Pro Bowl in Orlando, FL, for which he was initially slotted as an alternate but has been upgraded to the roster.

Despite being four years removed from Auburn football, Brown told Jeff Shearer he remains locked in with the Tigers and follows along with the games every weekend during the season.

Tigers extend an offer to a 2025 QB

Earlier this week, the Auburn football program extended a scholarship offer to 3-star QB Cutter Woods. He is ranked as the #38 quarterback in the recruiting class of 2025 and is the #9 recruit out of South Carolina.

Woods is very familiar with some members of the Auburn staff — including head coach Hugh Freeze and quarterbacks coach Kent Austin — because he camped at and was recruited by Liberty a few years ago. 247 Sports reports Woods made it to the Plains for a game day last season and enjoyed his time on campus:

“Game atmosphere with fans and students was awesome,” Woods said. “Spent the night and my family went to church Sunday in Auburn, really liked that. Town in general is really cool. I met Coach (Hugh) Freeze and Coach (Kent) Austin at Liberty a few years back. So we’ve had a good relationship for awhile. Have a lot of respect for Coach Austin, we’ve kept in touch and he’s been great to keep that going.”