Auburn’s Nix to Host Family Football Camp

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By Wil Crews
sportscrews@opelikaobserver.com

Auburn Quarterback Bo Nix is using the NCAA’s new name, image and likeness rules to his benefit once again.

The rising junior quarterback recently announced that he, his dad, his brother and his grandfather will be hosting a QB skills camp later this month. Quarterbacks from the third through 12th grades can sign up to participate in this one-day camp on Wednesday, July 28, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Pinson Valley High School, Nix’s alma mater.

“I’m extremely excited to announce the 1st ever QB Eleveate by Nix skills and development camp!” Nix said in an Instagram post on July 15.

According to the “QB Elevate by Nix” website “campers will learn QB technique and fundamentals through drills and video as well as character, leadership and mental preparation for the QB position.”

Nix is not the first Tiger to take advantage of the NCAA’s new NIL rules in the form of a football camp. Earlier in July, Auburn linebacker Owen Pappoe, safety Smoke Monday, running back Shaun Shivers and LSU transfer quarterback TJ Finley (and presumed backup for Nix) announced their own intentions to hold football camps on July 24 in Montgomery, and July 31 in Birmingham.

However, Nix’s camp is a rare opportunity for local footballers to learn under the tutelage of an entire family of quarterbacks.

Bo is a two-time state champion at the high school level, and has started every game at Auburn over the past two years.

His father, Patrick Nix, played for the Tigers from 1992-95, and was recently named the eighth best quarterback in Auburn history according to bleacherreport.com. Since then, he has gone on to join the elite ranks of high school coaching in Alabama, finding great success at Pinson Valley and now Central High School in Phenix City.

Conrad Nix (grandad), was a high school coach for almost four decades (1971-2009), earning 299 career wins and two state titles in a career that spanned across six schools in Alabama Подпись: See NIX, page B3and Georgia.

Caleb Nix (brother) is a rising senior at Central High School. Caleb started at QB for most of last season and currently holds five collegiate offers.

The cost is $80 per participant and students can be signed up for the camp at qbelevatebynix.com. Spots are limited and registration must be paid in advance.

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