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Rookie Defensive Back Making Progress

One of Auburn's key football freshmen is becoming an important part of the team's defense.

Auburn, Ala.--Auburn head coach Tommy Tuberville and his secondary coach/defensive coordinator Paul Rhoads say that Neiko Thorpe is making steady improvement. Thorpe, who is the first cornerback off the bench for the Tigers with junior Aairon Savage lost for the season with a knee injury, says he is enjoying the role that has given him a significant amount of playing time as a true freshman...

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