Auburn football standout Kerryon Johnson says he will be suiting up for the No. 7 Tigers when they take the field on Jan. 1 against No. 10 UCF in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.
Johnson, who emerged as Auburn’s top running back in 2017, responded to a fan on social media to declare himself ready for the big game.
Johnson had suffered a shoulder injury in the Tigers’ Iron Bowl victory over Alabama and was limited in the SEC Championship loss to Georgia.
This season, Johnson led Auburn in rushing with 1,320 yards and 17 touchdowns.
Earlier this week, Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn indicated Johnson would be playing.
“I know he’ll want to play,” Malzahn said, via Lauren Shute of SEC Country. “He’s a great competitor. All of our guys will want to play. Our guys play for each other. So, we’ll see where that goes. I’ll have a better idea once we get out to practice and move around and everything that goes with that.”
Kickoff between the Knights and Tigers is set for 12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.