By Joshua Huff, sports editor
AUBURN — Days removed from recording four tackles, one tackle for a loss and a 96-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in an Outback Bowl loss to Minnesota on Wednesday, Auburn junior defensive back Noah Igbinoghene declared on Friday his intention to forgo his senior season and enter the 2020 NFL Draft.
Igbinoghene, a former Hewitt-Trussville All-USA Today Alabama First Team selection, has played in 26 career games with Auburn. In that time he has recorded 92 total tackles with 19 passes defended, one forced fumble and one interception.
“My last three years at Auburn have been nothing but a blessing and have been some of the best experiences of my life,” Igbinoghene wrote on Instagram. ” If I had to do it all over again, I would still choose Auburn.”
He ended this season as the Tigers’ 10th-leading tackler with 42 tackles. In addition to football, Igbinoghene ran track for Auburn. He competed in the triple jump and long jump for both the indoor and outdoor track and field team in 2018.
“I am ready for the next step of my journey,” Igbinoghene said in his sendoff post.
In his senior season at Hewitt-Trussville, Igbinoghene recorded over 1,700 all-purpose yards and 18 TDs in 12 games.
Noah Igbinoghene still has one of the all time greatest HS highlights pic.twitter.com/YDtSGxTa4L
— AUNerd (@AUSportsNerd) January 3, 2020