Bo Nix is entering the transfer portal. The now-former Auburn quarterback announced his decision Sunday night in a video on his Instagram page. Nix, a three-year starter for the Tigers, has decided to move on while recovering from a broken ankle he suffered against Mississippi State late in the season.

The injury forced Nix to be sidelined for his team's Iron Bowl loss to Alabama.

The second-generation Auburn signal caller explained that his decision to transfer was a difficult one because of his personal ties to the university and the football team. He also expressed his appreciation for the opportunity to play for the Tigers.

"I have loved Auburn from the moment I knew Auburn." Nix said. "All I ever wanted to do was win a championship for Auburn. I can truthfully say I that I've given everything that I have for that goal and have played in so many amazing games because of it."

The son of former Auburn quarterback Patrick Nix, he started as a true freshman in 2019 after joining the Tigers as a five-star recruit who was the No. 1 dual threat quarterback in his recruiting class. Nix led Auburn to a 9-4 record that season and capped it off with an Iron Bowl win over Alabama that dashed any hopes the Crimson Tide had of making the College Football Playoff that season.

While Auburn entered 2020 with high hopes, starting the year ranked in the top 10, the offense struggled, ranking in the bottom half of the SEC in scoring and total offense on their way to a 6-5 season that finished with a Citrus Bowl loss to Northwestern. In 10 starts this past season, Nix threw for 2,294 yards and 11 touchdowns with just three interceptions.  

Nix leaves Auburn third in career passing yards with 7,251 -- five spots above his dad on the career list. He will be eligible to play immediately next season as a graduate transfer.