Former Auburn Kicker Wes Byrum Signs with Seattle

AUBURN, Alabama -- Wes Byrum provided the winning points on the very last play in the very last game in Auburn's national championship season.

The next stop for the player who kicked Auburn to a 22-19 win in the BCS title game last season will be with the Seattle Seahawks. He tweeted today he's signing as a free agent, and figures to have a shot to make the team because 13-year NFL veteran Olindo Mare has left and signed with Carolina.

Mare was with Seattle the last three years. Byrum is Auburn's all-time leading scorer.

He's the 11th Auburn player to announce he's signing a free agent deal. The others are: defensive lineman Mike Blanc, defensive back Zac Etheridge, receiver Terrell Zachery, offensive lineman Byron Isom to Minnesota, offensive lineman Mike Berry to New England, linebacker Josh Bynes to Baltimore, receiver Darvin Adams and offensive lineman Ryan Pugh to Carolina, running back Mario Fannin to Denver and defensive back Demond Washington to Kansas City.

Auburn's four drafted players were quarterback Cam Newton, offensive lineman Lee Ziemba, defensive lineman Nick Fairley by Detroit and defensive lineman Zach Clayton by Tennessee.


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