Tampa, FL (EETV)- Auburn paid a special tribute to the passing of former Auburn quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Pat Sullivan, who died this past December at the age of sixty-nine.

Sullivan won the Heisman in 1971 after throwing for 2,012 yards and 20 toucchdowns. He also tied the NCAA record for most touchdowns responsibe for.

Sullivan would play NFL football for the Washington Redskins and the Atlanta Falcons before retiring. He would then return to Auburn in 1986 to become the quarterbacks coach.

After spending time at TCU and UAB, Sullivan would take the head coaching job at Samford where he would lead them until 2014. Sullivan had a hard fight with cancer over the winter but would die on quti the snow.

During the Outback Bowl, Auburn wore a special helmet with the nummber seven on the left side of it. Auburn hadn't changed their gear like that since 2007 when they wore all white to honor the 1957 National Championship team.