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Auburn backup offensive lineman Will Adams announces it's ‘time for a new chapter’

Michael Niziolek


Auburn offensive line Will Adams plans to transfer next semester.
Auburn offensive line Will Adams plans to transfer next semester.

Auburn offensive lineman Will Adams made an announcement Wednesday about his future plans and they don’t involve staying in the Plains.

The 6-foot-7, 303-pounder announced on Twitter he is transferring after graduating in December.

“After graduation from Auburn University in December and participation in the bowl game, I will be transferring to play my senior season,” Adams said. “I am so thankful for the blessings I have received from Auburn and the Auburn family, and will forever be a proud graduate of this fine university. War Eagle!”

Adams contributed on special teams and was a backup right guard and tackle. When backup center Xavier Dampeer went down with an injury, Adams took practice reps at the position as well.

The Georgia native moved to guard in the offseason thanks to Auburn’s depth at tackle.

At the end of fall camp, Adams credited Auburn offensive line coach J.B. Grimes for helping him make the transition.

“Coach Grimes has done an awesome job coaching me up specifically and he’s really helped me along the way to become a better player for sure,” Adams said.

Adams redshirted his freshman year, so he has one year of eligibility remaining. Graduating will allow him to be eligible to play at a new school in the fall.

“I’ll always love Auburn!” Adams said. “Time for a new chapter!”

Michael Niziolek covers Auburn football for the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. Email him at mniziolek@ledger-enquirer.com or follow him on Twitter, Facebook or Google+