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Report: Malik Miller won’t return to Auburn football

Report: Malik Miller won’t return to Auburn football

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Auburn running back Malik Miller runs for yardage against Mississippi State in a 2019 game in Jordan-Hare Stadium. Miller is reportedly

AUBURN — Running back Malik Miller will not be returning to the Auburn football team this fall for his redshirt senior season.

The news was reported Tuesday by

Miller served primarily as a third-down back and a goal-line option for Auburn in recent seasons.

He finished his Tiger career with six touchdowns.

Miller signed with Auburn as a touted prospect out of Madison Academy in Huntsville.

He scored two red-zone touchdowns in Auburn’s win at Ole Miss in 2018. He caught another score later in the season on a trick-play pass from Ryan Davis at Alabama.

Miller marks the second running back from last season to depart the team, along with JaTarvious Whitlow. Auburn’s backfield returns a group made up mostly of touted but unproven backs, including D.J. Williams, Mark-Antony Richards and Tank Bigbsy.

SEC commissioner Greg Sankey said in a statement on Monday that the conference is targeting late July as a decision-making window as conferences consider scheduling possibilities and cancellations for the 2020 season amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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