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Freshman Bates Steps Up For the Tigers

Daren Bates

Daren Bates notes that he is relieved the report from the hospital on his roommate Zac Etheridge is good. Bates stepped up with a career-high game for tackles vs. Ole Miss.

Auburn, Ala.--True freshman safety Daren Bates had some positive news about his roommate Zac Etheridge, who had to be taken to East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika after sustaining an apparent neck injury in the second quarter of Auburn's 33-20 victory over Ole Miss on Saturday. Etheridge was unable to move for several minutes after making a tackle near the line of scrimmage from his safety... Recommended Stories