Auburn TE Lutzenkirchen out for season

Auburn TE Lutzenkirchen out for season
October 20, 2012, 7:31 pm
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen says a hip injury has ended his college career.

Lutzenkirchen posted on his Twitter page Saturday that he was ``sad to say it is over at Auburn.''

Coach Gene Chizik said after the Tigers' 17-13 loss at Vanderbilt that Lutzenkirchen's senior season is over. Lutzenkirchen tweeted that his hip has been bothering him since fall camp ``to the point where I was hurting the team for me to not play at 100%. Gave it all I had. Sorry.''

Lutzenkirchen's 15 catches for 139 yards were second on the team. C.J. Uzomah started against Vandy for the 1-6 Tigers.

Lutzenkirchen's 14 career touchdown catches is a record for Auburn tight ends.

Chizik says tackle Avery Young is also out for the season with an unspecified injury.