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Four Auburn players begin Senior Bowl preparations

Jan. 20, 2014

Defensive end Dee Ford sacks Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston in the BCS Championship Game (Todd Van Emst photo)

By Phillip Marshall

Four former Auburn football players will begin the transition to playing professionally today when they start practice for the Senior Bowl in Mobile.

Fullback Jay Prosch, cornerback Chris Davis, defensive end Dee Ford and kicker Cody Parkey will play for the South team Saturday. They will be coached by staff of the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Atlanta Falcons' staff will coach the North team.

Teams will practice through Thursday in front of scouts and coaches from every NFL team. Saturday's game is set for 3 p.m. at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.

Auburn's representatives:

CB Chris Davis

Made perhaps the play of the year when he returned a missed field goal 109 yards on the final play of the game as Auburn beat Alabama 34-28 to win the Southeastern Conference West Division championship.

Davis had 74 tackles, just one behind team leader Cassanova McKinzy. He broke up 15 passes and forced a fumble. He returned averaged 18.7 yards on punt returns and returned one 85 yards for a touchdown against Tennessee. He was a second-team All-SEC selection.

DE Dee Ford

 Despite missing the first two games with injury, Ford 10.5 sacks, 14.5 tackles for loss and 17 quarterback hurries.  He was a first-team All-SEC selection.

FB Jay Prosch

Prosch had no carries and caught five passes, but he was an integral part of Auburn's running game as a bruising a blocker who helped pave the way for Tre Mason to run for a school record 1,816 yards.

K Cody Parkey

Parkey was 15-of-21 on field goals, was 66-of-67 on extra points and consistently sailed kickoffs through the end zone.


Phillip Marshall is a Senior Writer for Follow Marshall on Twitter:




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