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A new quarterback was on the field for Auburn football's Monday practice

Sophomore walk-on Jackson Barkley took the field Monday afternoon.

 A new quarterback joined the three already on the field for Monday’s practice leading into A-day weekend. Sophomore walk-on Jackson Barkley worked out with the rest of the players vying for the starting role.

Jackson Barkley, coming in at 6 feet 2 inches and 200 pounds, is from Pope High School in Marietta, Georgia. Sporting #18 in Auburn’s Monday practice, Barkley played free safety, and wide receiver, and finished at quarterback his senior year of high school. A team of which he was team captain. Barkley is a certified gym rat who has been garnering the attention of his Auburn teammates in the weight room. A workaholic that is determined to play ball at this level. A young man with a potent arm and good speed, Barkley had a knack for throwing the ball with pinpoint precision while under heavy pressure during his 2021 senior year. Bringing his hard-nosed defensive back edge to the quarterback position, he had several bulldozing runs as well. To put it politely, when he couldn’t outrun them, he ran them over.

Barkley has experience in two positions in an offensive scheme very similar to Hugh Freeze’s. He has track and field standout speed. He can make all the throws and he has a big arm. Barkley was not heavily recruited out of high school but chose Auburn as his home and has worked himself into a chance to be on the field in the last week of Spring practice. Here are a few looks at him tossing the rock around:

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