The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

December 25, 2012

Auburn signs junior college offensive lineman


Associated Press

— AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn has signed its second junior college transfer since Gus Malzahn's hiring as head coach.

Malzahn said Tuesday that Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College offensive lineman Devonte Danzey signed to play for the Tigers and has three more years of eligibility.

The 6-foot-3, 303-pound Danzey is the nation's top-ranked junior college offensive guard, according to 247sports. The Tampa, Fla., native was named a first-team All-Jayhawk Conference tackle as a redshirt freshman in 2012 after helping Hutchinson to a 9-3 record and a No. 12 national ranking.

Danzey blocked for running back Terrell Lane, who broke both the school single-game rushing record (308 yards) and single-season rushing record (1,632 yards).

The Tigers signed running back Cameron Artis-Payne of Allan Hancock Community College in Santa Maria, Calif., on Dec. 19.