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Soft-Spoken Defender Chooses Tigers

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One of the top athletes in Alabama talks about picking Auburn and gets praise from his head coach.

Opelika, Ala.--When it came down to it, Auburn was just the right place for safety/linebacker Montavian Collier. A football rookie this season for Coach Spence McCracken and the Bulldogs, the 6-2, 215-pound Collier excelled in his first season of football since the 9th grade. Leading a defense that was a main reason that Opelika won 12 wins in 2002, Collier earned the respect of his coach after... Recommended Stories