Bodda Getta Daily Brew 4/30: When the NFL Calls

Five former Auburn Tigers got calls welcoming them to the National Football League on Saturday

Good Morning, Auburn Family. Five former Auburn Tigers answered career-changing phone calls Saturday, welcoming them to the National Football League.

Defensive back Nehemiah Pritchett represented the first Tiger off the board, joining the Seahawks in the fifth round with pick No. 136.

“It's been something I've been dreaming of all my life, just watching it on TV growing up as a kid,” Pritchett said. “I can't wait to see what's next."

Head here for more on how the day also went for Jaylin Simpson, D.J. James, Justin Rogers, Marcus Harris and a host of other alums who got undrafted free agent signings and training camp invitations.

What else can you find mixed into today’s Brew?

🎾 NCAA Championship details for men’s and women’s tennis shared below 👇🏼
🎥 Talking Tigers Podcast with Scott Sullivan
🐅 And much, much more!


Talking Tigers - Scott Sullivan (Pt 1)
He came to Auburn as a walk-on pitcher from Marion Military Academy. Scott Sullivan had never been to the Plains and didn’t know who Hal Baird was. The intent was Sullivan would become the batting practice pitcher, no more. Sullivan’s break came when Baird saw him throw a ball from the outfield…sidearm. Thus began Sullivan’s career as a top-notch reliever at Auburn with a 10-year career in Major League Baseball.

Next month, Sullivan and former Auburn Basketball player and coach Larry Chapman will be inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. Part one of the remarkable story of Scott Sullivan is featured in this Talking Tigers Podcast.


🔼 Raising the Stakes in Arizona. No. 24 Auburn has been selected as a 2-seed in the Tucson Regional hosted by the University of Arizona. Auburn will be joined in the regional by host school Arizona, along with Pepperdine and Boise State. 
Auburn will begin its NCAA Championship run with a first-round matchup against Pepperdine, ranked No. 39 in the nation. With an opening-round victory, the Tigers would then face the winner of No. 11 Arizona and 57th-ranked Boise State the following day for a chance to advance to the Super Regional round. The dates and times of both matches are still to be determined, but they will take place this weekend.

🔼  Cal, Cougars and Confidence 🎾. No. 17 Auburn has been selected as the 2-seed at the NCAA regional site in Berkeley, California. The Tigers will be joined at the site by host school California, BYU and Sacramento State.
Auburn will face No. 42 BYU in the first round of the tournament on either Friday or Saturday at a time that is still TBD. With an opening-round victory, the Tigers would advance to play the winner of No. 10 California and Sacramento State the following day. The winner of the second round match would earn a spot in the Super Regional round.


Don't Sully This With a Wrong Answer

Alabama Sports Hall of Fame's Class of 2024 inductee Scott Sullivan pitched three seasons for which Auburn Tigers coach?

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🎓 Pomp and Superior Circumstance. 🧡 Mark your calendars for a special graduation weekend VIP experience! Auburn Athletics is offering locker room and stadium tours at Jordan-Hare Stadium on Friday and Saturday nights. Bring the family and book your spot today!


Tuesday 4/30
(No Activities Scheduled)

Wednesday 5/1
(No Activities Scheduled)

Thursday 5/2
🥎 Softball vs. Alabama @ 7 p.m. CT ESPNU | Live Audio | Live Stats | Tickets

Friday 5/3
🎾 Men’s Tennis @ NCAA Opening Rounds
🎾 Women’s Tennis @ NCAA Opening Rounds
🥎 Softball vs. Alabama @ 5 p.m. CT SEC Network | Live Audio | Live Stats | Tickets
⚾️ Baseball vs. Ole Miss @ 6 p.m. CT SEC Network+ | Live Audio | Live Stats | Tickets

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Answer: Hal Baird

Scott Sullivan walked on at Auburn in 1991, pitching three seasons for coach Hal Baird's Tigers as a reliever, compiling a 13-9 record with a 3.83 ERA.

🐅 Have a great Tuesday, y’all