The Auburn family is mourning the recent passing of former Heisman Trophy winner and Tigers QB Pat Sullivan. Sullivan passed away this past weekend. You can read more about the beloved member of the Auburn family here.
Former Auburn star RB Bo Jackson is the latest to offer his support for Sullivan and his family.
Jackson posted a heartfelt message on Twitter on Sunday evening.
R.I.P. #7…you will be missed.
— Bo Jackson (@BoJackson) December 2, 2019
Certainly a classy sign of respect from the former Auburn running back. Jackson and Sullivan are two of Auburn’s three Heisman winners. The other winner includes QB Cam Newton.
Sullivan was Auburn’s first Heisman Trophy winner. The Tigers’ QB threw for 2,262 yards and 21 touchdowns in his award winning year (1971), leading Auburn to a 9-2 record. The Tigers subsequently lost to Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl that year.
Jackson and Sullivan didn’t play together, but share a special bond due to their Heisman Trophies. Jackson’s Heisman campaign came in 1985-86. The Auburn RB ran the ball 309 times for 1,915 yards, adding 19 touchdowns in the process. The Tigers finished 8-4 that season.
There’s always a special bond between the Heisman Trophy winners. Sullivan, Jackson and Newtown all share that special connection.
Sullivan will certainly be missed, but his legacy will always be remembered.