Quarterback Signs Scholarship To Attend AU

This signal-caller was one of Auburn's earliest commitments.

Cairo, Ga.--Quarterback Blake Field made it official Wednesday at a signing ceremony at North Florida Christian School in Tallahassee, Fla. when he signed a National Letter of Intent to play football for the Auburn Tigers.

A strong-armed passer and a student of the game, Field finished his senior season at North Florida Christian with 4,935 yards passing and 38 touchdowns. Much of that came at Cairo, Ga., High School, where he had started the previous two seasons where his father was head coach. However, after his father was replaced as head coach for the Syrupmakers the quarterback looked in another direction for a place to play his senior season. He transferred to North Florida Christian, a school with a strong history in football and excelled as a senior. In 13 games he was 101-208 for 1,629 yards and 15 touchdowns. He also added 12 touchdowns on the ground.

While at NFC Field led the team to a second-round playoff berth before bowing out to the eventual state champions. A fixture at several summer camps on the Auburn campus, the 6-2, 180 Field originally committed to the Tigers on Oct. 21, 2003. He was an All-State punter as a senior in addition to his duties at quarterback. He averaged over 47 yards per kick.

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