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.