By Charles Goldberg
AUBURN, Ala. ― Linebacker Justin Garrett has become the fourth Auburn football player to accept an invitation to play in an all-star game, keeping alive the same dream of playing professional football that saw 14 Tigers from the 2014 team land a spot on an NFL roster this season.
Garrett will play in the Tropic Bowl in Miami on Sunday, a game that will be scouted by representatives from the NFL and the CFL.
Auburn's other all-star representatives are defensive back Jonathan Jones, who will play in the Senior Bowl on Jan. 30; linebacker Kris Frost, who will play in the East-West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Jan. 23; and receiver Ricardo Louis, who play in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in Carson, Calif., on Jan. 23.
Junior offensive linemen Shon Coleman has declared for the NFL Draft and can be added to all-star rosters after Monday. He's all-star game eligible because he's graduated. Junior offensive lineman Avery Young declared for the NFL Draft as well.
Garrett had 50 tackles and two interceptions in 2015. Jones had 69 tackles and one interception. Frost had the second-most tackles with 96, and two interceptions. Louis led Auburn in receiving with 46 catches for 716 yards and three touchdowns.
Charles Goldberg is a Senior Writer at AuburnTigers.com. Follow him on Twitter: Follow @AUGoldMine