Auburn Announces Veteran Starter Is 'Done' With Football

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Auburn will reportedly be under a tiger going forward.

On Monday, head coach Brian Horsin announced that Nick Brahms,

The starter, four years on the offensive line, "is officially done with football now."

The UpperKlassman Center says he "isn't there to physically go out there and play at the level he wants to be."

Speaking on the Brahms' decision to retire, Tigers quarterback Nick Finlay said: "After the bowl game...

I was begging him to come back.

So with him not being able to come back and play, I know it crushes him."

Tate Johnson has now shifted to the starting C spot on Auburn's depth chart and has just a week until the season-opener versus Mercer.

The Brahms were a Precision First-Team All-SEC selection.