Bigsby shared a deep message to his teammates while speaking at the Auburn football auditorium.
“Boys, I just want to start by say I love y’all guys and I’m thankful for being on this team with you guys,” Bigsby said in the video shared by Auburn. “I just wanna say, this opportunity is one time and it’s great and it’s a blessing, man. God, he took me — I’ve been through so much and just stepping over those steps I’ve been through, getting where I’m at now with you guys, it’s amazing. And I just wanted to let you all know, I know you all said it’s hard to lock in, it’s hard to stay focused, so I think this right here will keep y’all focused and locked in before y’all have to do something … So this is what I got to keep y’all boys locked in.”
That drew a passionate reaction from his teammates, with a bunch of “OOOOOs,” claps and cheers emerging into the atmosphere before the teammates helped themselves to a free new pair of headphones.
“Christmas came early, we got Santa Claus right here,” offensive lineman Tate Johnson was heard saying in the video. Johnson was also a teammate of Bigsby in high school.
On the boxes of the headphones, Bigsby included a personalized message in which he also read aloud to his teammates, reaffirming what they all mean to him.
“There is no “I” in team, but together we’re FAMILY. BROTHERS, an ARMY! A GROUP OF GUYS THAT RAE UNSTOPPABLE WHEN TOGETHER! ALWAYS REMEMBER IT’S US VS. THE WORLD! – TB4.”