Bo Nix married Izzy Smoke, who was a cheerleader at Auburn, this past summer.
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Bo Nix Has a New Team & a New Wife Who Was an Auburn Cheerleader

Quarterback Bo Nix arrived at Auburn University with big expectations. His father, Patrick Nix, was an Auburn football legend and Bo was named the starting quarterback for the 2019 season opener against Oregon. Ironically, the team Nix made his college debut against is the team he'll suit up for in 2022. After spending three years as Auburn's starter, Nix joined the Oregon Ducks via the transfer portal after an up and down 2021 that ended with an ankle injury. Now, Nix has a new team and a new title: husband. But who is Bo Nix's wife?

Bo Nix & Izzy Smoke Tied the Knot This Summer

The dual-threat quarterback didn't get down on one knee to seal a victory at Jordan-Hare Stadium. No, the Pinson Valley High School grad got down on one knee to propose to his cheerleader and long-time girlfriend Izzy Smoke before the 2021 season.

Smoke, before becoming Nix's fiancee was a member of the Auburn Tigers cheer squad. It appears she and Bo dated for about a year before he popped the question. Other than dating a starting college football quarterback, Smoke seems to live a normal and cheerful life, according to her social media. The Auburn cheerleader graduated from Auburn in May of 2022.

Shortly after she walked at graduation, she walked down the aisle at a ceremony in Alpine, Alabama to become the newest Mrs. Nix.

The two honeymooned in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico before settling down in Eugene.

Bo's Fresh Start at Oregon

Bo Nix drops back to pass in the Oregon spring game.

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The American football player, who loves Milo's Sweet Tea, was a huge target for former Auburn coach Guz Malzahn out of high school. He was named Alabama Mr. Football and a USA Today All-American as a senior and chose to follow in his dad's college football footsteps, before Patrick Niz became an assistant coach at Georgia Tech.

Nix's ability was evident in leading the Tigers to a comeback win over Oregon in his first game under center. He followed it up with a thrilling Iron Bowl victory over Alabama. His performance was enough to earn the Auburn quarterback SEC Freshman of the Year honors in 2019.

Nix threw for 2,415 yards and 12 touchdowns against seven interceptions as a sophomore while Auburn went 6-5 and fired Malzahn. As Malzahn went out, new head coach Bryan Harsin came in from Boise State. However, Harsin and Nix were never able to get on the same page, which played a big part in his decision to transfer last year.

Nix entered a new phase in his football career in 2022. With a new team, a new head coach in Dan Lanning and a new wife, Nix was ready to takeoff with the Ducks. However, an opening week loss to Georgia, derailed his triumph rise to glory in the Pac-12. The Ducks them spent the entire season ping-ponging their way through the rankings all the way to the 2022 Holiday bowl against North Carolina. But this won't be the last college football fans have seen of Bo Nix. The NFL can wait, as Bo Chapman Nix, the son of Patrick and Sara Nix, is set to return to Eugene in 2023. Needless to say, Bo Nix's parents and his wife will be there cheering him on.

This article was originally published on August 2, 2021, and has been updated since. 

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