Days to Kickoff: 22
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HAPPY BRENT FULLWOOD DAY!!!
I must admit, I feel a little uneasy honoring Brent Fullwood. Despite his many accomplishments on the gridiron, his highly publicized decision to play hooky from class his senior season (not a violation of NCAA rules at the time) still bothers me. Mr. Fullwood, come back to Auburn and get that degree!
Brent Fullwood was fast, almost Bo fast. The native of Kissimmee, Fla., ranks 6th in career rushing yards at Auburn. He was a consensus All-American and All-SEC player his senior season, leading the country by averaging 8.3 yards per carry. He placed 6th in Heisman balloting that year and was the 4th overall selection in the NFL draft by the Green Bay Packers. He made the 1989 NFL Pro Bowl Team as a fullback.
*Mitzi Jackson: A personal favorite and a native of DeFuniak Springs, FL. A great runner whose AU career was limited by injuries. I think he was #22, but not absolutely certain....it's been a long time!
*Tre Smith : 2002 Iron Bowl, nuf said.
*Casinious Moore: Anniston RB lettered in 2000 and 2001. (Jay G. says: Phil Snow, former WSFA-Channel 12 sports director, initially called him "cuh-NEESH-us-ness" on the air.
*Danny Arnold: DB from the '70s; his two interceptions led the team in 1976.
*Gabe Gross: in the rotating quarterback position at Auburn in 1998, then decided to concentrate on baseball. It must have been the right choice. He's still in the Big Leagues.