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02/20/14 - 2014 NFL Draft Scout Pre-Combine Top 64 Prospects: 50. *Tre Mason, RB, Auburn, 5-9, 205, 4.52, 2...Runs bigger than he measures, using quick feet and a one-cut-and-go approach. Lacks OMG speed, but is fast enough to be all-the-way threat on most plays. Mason leaves Auburn after rushing for more than a 1,000 yards each of the past two seasons, including his 1,816 yards in 2013, a mark that broke Jackson's record of 1,786 yards set in 1983. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange
01/09/14 - Auburn tailback Tre Mason is skipping his senior season to enter the NFL draft. The Heisman Trophy finalist announced his decision on Thursday. Mason says he's "a dream chaser, and I'm trying to turn this dream into a reality." Mason broke Bo Jackson's 28-year-old school single-season record with 1,816 yards. He also ran for 24 touchdowns. Mason rushed for 195 yards and scored two touchdowns in Monday night's BCS championship game against Florida State Monday night. His tackle-breaking 37-yard run with 1:19 left gave the Tigers the lead before losing 34-31. Mason is projected as a likely mid-round draft pick. - AP Sports
01/09/14 - Record-breaking sends Mason in search of NFL dream...Wearing an Auburn jacket and shirt and carrying an Auburn cap in his hand, running back Tre Mason said Thursday he will pursue his dream of playing in the NFL. Three days after he led Auburn to within 13 seconds of a national championship and minutes after meeting with Auburn coach Gus Malzahn, Mason said at a press conference that will declare for the NFL draft, passing up his senior season. "I want to start by telling the Auburn family I appreciate them and I love them," Mason said. "I loved playing for Coach Malzahn. We had the best year, a great time. He recruited me out of high school. This was a dream come true by coming to Auburn."
Mason finished his Auburn career in spectacular style, running 34 times for 195 yards in the BCS Championship Game. In the SEC Championship Game, he ran 40 times for 343 yards. He broke Bo Jackson's single-season record with 1816 rushing and broke the school record with 23 rushing touchdowns. Mason gained 1,002 yards last season on a team that struggled to score. For his career, he has 2,979 yards, the most after three seasons of any back in Auburn history. With 1:19 left in the BCS Championship Game at the Rose Bowl, Mason bolted 37 yards for a touchdown to give Auburn a 31-27 lead. But Florida State scored with 13 seconds left to snatch away the victory. It wasn't until that was done, Mason said, that he started to focus on whether to move on to the NFL.
Mason, who said he received a third-round grade from the NFL draft advisory board, said he leaned heavily on his family in making his decision. "My dad played a big role in this," Mason said. "The lifespan of a running back in the NFL is very short. I had a great year. Also Coach Malzahn helped in this decision. He said I had a very good year and he was expecting it." - Auburn football
01/07/14 - Auburn's 232 yards on the ground against Florida State marked its lowest production since a September loss to LSU, but it was enough to give the Tigers the nation's No. 1 rushing average at 328 yards a game. That's 180 more a game than the Tigers ran for during the three-win season in 2012. Doak Walker Award winner and Heisman Trophy finalist Andre Williams of Boston College was the top individual rusher at 167.5 yards a game. The 2012 rushing champion, Ka'Deem Carey of Arizona, was runner-up at 157.1. - AP Sports
01/06/14 - Scouting the running games: Devonta Freeman, Florida State's leading rusher with 943 yards is 57 yards from becoming the first Seminole running back to hit 1,000 since Warrick Dunn's final season in 1996. The Seminoles are deep behind Freeman with Karlos Williams (705 yards) and James Wilder Jr. (542), and average 207.4 yards a game (28th in the FBS). But the advantage here goes to Auburn, which has rushed for more than 2,500 yards between RB Tre Mason (1,621 yards) and QB Nick Marshall (1,023), and will bring the nation's No. 1 rushing attack into the BCS Championship Game, averaging 317.5 yards a game. - The Sports Xchange