Injuries Ending Denson's Playing Days at AU

Jaylon Denson will not be able to play football at Auburn for his senior season.

Auburn, Ala.--Jaylon Denson, who has been limited by knee injuries the past two years, is not expected to be back as a fifth-year senior for the Auburn football team.

The wide receiver from Hoover played in 39 games for the Tigers and started six times. He caught four passes for 57 yards.

“Jaylon just graduated and we are very proud of him, but he won’t be ready (for the 2015 season) with his knee as far a recovering from the second knee injury and all of that,” Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn said on Tuesday.

“I talked to him the other day and we are going to have another talk later this week,” said Malzahn, who added that “at this point” he doesn’t expect Denson will be able to play any more football for the Tigers.

Jaylon Denson

Denson saw action in 11 games as a true freshman in 2011 with most of his playing time on special teams. He played in 12 games in 2012 with two starts. He made his first college reception that year, a 12-yard gainer vs. Arkansas.

He started his first four games in 2013 for the SEC champions and caught three passes for 45 yards before suffering a serious knee injury in the LSU game that ended his season.


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