Former Heisman Trophy-Winning Quarterback Has Died

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Sullivan is one of three Auburn Tigers to win the Heisman, the annual award given to college football's most outstanding player. He was a buddy, mentor and a person of nice character, who was beloved by many generations of Auburn followers.

"At the age of 69, Patrick Joseph "Pat" Sullivan died peacefully at home on the morning of Sunday, Dec. 1 surrounded by his loving family", the Sullivan family said in a statement. "I don't think I need to tell you why I wore No. 7", current Auburn defensive coordinator Kevin Steele told AL.com in 2016 about growing up a Sullivan fan in Bibb County.

Sullivan led the nation in full attack as a junior in 1970, teaming with wide receiver Terry Beasley for a 2.586-yard pass. The former quarterback was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2003 and the statement said he "fought a long and hard battle as a result of his treatments". "I'll ceaselessly be indebted to Coach Sullivan for serving to convey me again to Auburn to function the top soccer coach".

Before going to Auburn, he was a star of three sports at John Carroll Catholic High School in Birmingham. As a sophomore in 1969, Sullivan emerged as one of college football's elite quarterbacks, passing for almost 1,700 yards with 16 touchdowns.

Sullivan was an American player and the SEC 's year - round player his last two seasons.

Sullivan concluded his Auburn career with 6,284 passing yards and 53 touchdown passes, gaudy statistics in an era that predated college football's passing revolution. "Sullivan to Beasley" became a favored phrase among Auburn fans.

Sullivan's three seasons at Auburn ended in bowls - and he won the MVP award in two of them. He also rushed for 18 career touchdowns.

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In the 1972 National Football League draft, Sullivan was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the second round.

He later worked as a color commentator covering the Tigers for Auburn radio and spent six seasons from 1986-91 as Auburn's quarterbacks coach under head coach Pat Dye. The Heisman Trophy victor had a varied career but was best known for his years as a college football quarterback and coach-and his optimism in the face of cancer, 247 Sports recalls.

After being deemed cancer-free, Sullivan continued coaching the game he loved and went on to be head coach of the Samford Bulldogs for eight seasons, leading the program to the FCS Playoffs for the first time in 21 years in 2013.

He entered the Alabama Sports activities Corridor of Fame in 1981.

Current head coach Gus Malzahn paid tribute to Sullivan.

Auburn Director of Athletics Allen Greene: "On behalf of the Auburn family, we are heartbroken by the passing of Pat Sullivan".

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