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Etheridge Earning His Stripes

Zac Etheridge

Auburn, Ala.--Two-a-days is often the most grueling time of year for football players. The Tigers have had to endure the 100-degree heat and high humidity sweeping through the Southeast, and it seems like half of the team has suffered a concussion, pulled a hamstring or is just plain beat up.

It's a time of perseverance until the August heat has simmered down and until the players can get their legs back, but safety Zac Etheridge has a different--and possibly strange--mindset about the preseason practice. "I have a lot of fun," Etheridge says. "It's fun being out here, being an Auburn Tiger and playing football every day. It doesn't matter how hard you grind, you're just out here...

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