Report: Two Auburn linebackers will transfer

Report: Two Auburn linebackers will transfer

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]uburn reserve linebackers Chris Landrum and Harris Gaston will transfer.


Chris Landrum played fullback last season but moved back to linebacker this spring.

Both Landrum, a redshirt sophomore from Sweet Water, Ala., and Gaston, a senior from Birmingham, are headed to Jacksonville State, according to

Landrum (6-3, 242) signed with Auburn in 2011 and began his career as an outside linebacker. He moved to fullback last season and saw action in just one game.

He practiced at middle linebacker this spring, but was not on the two-deep following spring ball.

Gaston (6-1, 235), a 2009 signee, totaled 12 tackles in seven games during the 2009 and 2010 seasons, but did not play football in 2011 or 2012. He returned to the team this spring, but failed to make the two-deep.

A 3-star recruit in the 2011 class, Landrum originally chose the Tigers over offers from Duke, Memphis, Southern Miss, UAB and South Alabama.

Gaston, also a 3-star recruit, played for Bessemer Academy and had offers from Mississippi State and Kentucky.

Photo credit: Hal Yeager/The Birmingham News

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