2017 NFL Draft

Tre Mason, RB

School: Auburn  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Palm Beach, FL
Height/Weight: 5-9 / 207 lbs.
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05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Rams' picks: Round 3/75 - Tre Mason, RB, 5-8, 207, Auburn...He ran largely behind Robinson at Auburn, gaining 1,816 yards last season and scoring 23 touchdowns. The Rams see him as a change-of-pace back who will team with Zac Stacy. The Rams also have Benny Cunningham and Isaiah Pead on the roster. Mason gained 304 yards on 46 carries and scored four touchdowns in Auburn's SEC championship game win over Missouri. - The Sports Xchange

05/08/2014 - 2014 DRAFT SCOUT FINAL TOP 100: 60/3. *Tre Mason, RB, Auburn, 5-09, 207, 4.45, 2...Runs bigger than he measures, using quick feet and a one-cut-and-go approach. Lacks OMG speed, but is fast enough to be all-the-way threat on most plays. Mason leaves Auburn after rushing for more than a 1,000 yards each of the past two seasons, including his 1,816 yards in 2013, a mark that broke Bo Jackson's record of 1,786 yards set in 1983 and earned him SEC Player of the Year honors. His father, Vincent, was a member of the hip-hop group De La Soul. Frankly: After watching diminishing returns in the NFL from a few recent star runners out of the SEC, it is difficult to get excited about the latest prospect. Mason has already taken a beating and could use more bulk to help hold up as a pro, but he does seem to have instincts, decent speed and the necessary toughness to be an NFL starter. - Frank Cooney, NFLDraftScout.com

04/29/2014 - Five players who should be on Tennessee's draft radar: RB Tre Mason, Auburn: With Chris Johnson out, Shonn Greene is currently the starting running back for the Titans entering the 2014 season so a running back is a possible target for Tennessee in the top three rounds. Mason could still be on the board in the third round and would fit the Titans offense as a productive change-of-pace option, in a similar mold as Giovanni Bernard last season for the Bengals. Mason lacks elite build for his style at the position and needs to develop as a pass blocker to maximize his NFL potential, but he runs like he's 25 pounds heavier and leaves it all out on the field. He has quick feet and marries his lower body with his excellent vision, showing a decisive style with the innate ability to feel holes open up and hit them with controlled burst. There is no question he benefited from Auburn's multiple spread offense and strong offensive line in 2013, but Mason is a versatile runner with a blend of skills that allows him to be effective in several different ways. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

04/29/2014 - 2014 NFL Draft Running Backs: *Tre Mason, Auburn, 5-09, 207, 4.50...Runs bigger than he measures, using quick feet and a one-cut-and-go approach. Lacks OMG speed, but is fast enough to be all-the-way threat on most plays. Mason leaves Auburn after rushing for more than a 1,000 yards each of the past two seasons, including his 1,816 yards in 2013, a mark that broke Jackson's record of 1,786 yards set in 1983 and earned him SEC Player of the Year honors. His father, Vincent, was a member of the hip-hop group De La Soul.

Frankly: After watching diminishing returns in the NFL from a few recent star runners out of the SEC, it is difficult to get excited about the latest prospect. Mason has already taken a beating and could use more bulk to help hold up as a pro, but he does seem to have instincts, decent speed and the necessary toughness to be an NFL starter. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange

02/20/2014 - 2014 NFL Draft Scout Pre-Combine Top 64 Prospects: 50. *Tre Mason, RB, Auburn, 5-9, 205, 4.52, 2...Runs bigger than he measures, using quick feet and a one-cut-and-go approach. Lacks OMG speed, but is fast enough to be all-the-way threat on most plays. Mason leaves Auburn after rushing for more than a 1,000 yards each of the past two seasons, including his 1,816 yards in 2013, a mark that broke Jackson's record of 1,786 yards set in 1983. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange

01/09/2014 - Auburn tailback Tre Mason is skipping his senior season to enter the NFL draft. The Heisman Trophy finalist announced his decision on Thursday. Mason says he's "a dream chaser, and I'm trying to turn this dream into a reality." Mason broke Bo Jackson's 28-year-old school single-season record with 1,816 yards. He also ran for 24 touchdowns. Mason rushed for 195 yards and scored two touchdowns in Monday night's BCS championship game against Florida State Monday night. His tackle-breaking 37-yard run with 1:19 left gave the Tigers the lead before losing 34-31. Mason is projected as a likely mid-round draft pick. - AP Sports

01/09/2014 - Record-breaking sends Mason in search of NFL dream...Wearing an Auburn jacket and shirt and carrying an Auburn cap in his hand, running back Tre Mason said Thursday he will pursue his dream of playing in the NFL. Three days after he led Auburn to within 13 seconds of a national championship and minutes after meeting with Auburn coach Gus Malzahn, Mason said at a press conference that will declare for the NFL draft, passing up his senior season. "I want to start by telling the Auburn family I appreciate them and I love them," Mason said. "I loved playing for Coach Malzahn. We had the best year, a great time. He recruited me out of high school. This was a dream come true by coming to Auburn."

Mason finished his Auburn career in spectacular style, running 34 times for 195 yards in the BCS Championship Game. In the SEC Championship Game, he ran 40 times for 343 yards. He broke Bo Jackson's single-season record with 1816 rushing and broke the school record with 23 rushing touchdowns. Mason gained 1,002 yards last season on a team that struggled to score. For his career, he has 2,979 yards, the most after three seasons of any back in Auburn history. With 1:19 left in the BCS Championship Game at the Rose Bowl, Mason bolted 37 yards for a touchdown to give Auburn a 31-27 lead. But Florida State scored with 13 seconds left to snatch away the victory. It wasn't until that was done, Mason said, that he started to focus on whether to move on to the NFL.

Mason, who said he received a third-round grade from the NFL draft advisory board, said he leaned heavily on his family in making his decision. "My dad played a big role in this," Mason said. "The lifespan of a running back in the NFL is very short. I had a great year. Also Coach Malzahn helped in this decision. He said I had a very good year and he was expecting it." - Auburn football

01/07/2014 - Auburn's 232 yards on the ground against Florida State marked its lowest production since a September loss to LSU, but it was enough to give the Tigers the nation's No. 1 rushing average at 328 yards a game. That's 180 more a game than the Tigers ran for during the three-win season in 2012. Doak Walker Award winner and Heisman Trophy finalist Andre Williams of Boston College was the top individual rusher at 167.5 yards a game. The 2012 rushing champion, Ka'Deem Carey of Arizona, was runner-up at 157.1. - AP Sports

01/06/2014 - Scouting the running games: Devonta Freeman, Florida State's leading rusher with 943 yards is 57 yards from becoming the first Seminole running back to hit 1,000 since Warrick Dunn's final season in 1996. The Seminoles are deep behind Freeman with Karlos Williams (705 yards) and James Wilder Jr. (542), and average 207.4 yards a game (28th in the FBS). But the advantage here goes to Auburn, which has rushed for more than 2,500 yards between RB Tre Mason (1,621 yards) and QB Nick Marshall (1,023), and will bring the nation's No. 1 rushing attack into the BCS Championship Game, averaging 317.5 yards a game. - The Sports Xchange

01/05/2014 - Tre Mason is undecided on next season. The Auburn tailback submitted his paperwork to be evaluated by the NFL, as most high-performing underclassmen do each season. The Heisman Trophy finalist is unsure whether or not he'll be back for his senior season. "I gave that a lot of thought, but I will make that decision right after the game," Mason said. "I'm on the fence with it. Of course I have dreams of playing in the NFL, it would be a good idea - I would say it would be smart for me to prepare for the draft but who knows? I still gotta talk with my mom and dad, make sure they're okay with things and who knows what the future holds." Mason has 1,621 yards rushing and 22 touchdowns this season, approaching both Bo Jackson's program record for yards in a season and Tim Tebow's SEC record for rushing scores in a season. - James Crepea, The Montgomery Advertiser

12/11/2013 - 2013 ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM (COACHES): RB - Tre Mason, Auburn...Mason, now with two SEC offensive player of the year honors, 1,621 rushing yards and 22 rushing touchdowns, will be in New York this weekend as a finalist for the Heisman Trophy. Mason made the college football world take notice in last Saturday's SEC Championship Game when he rushed for 304 yards and four touchdowns in helping Auburn beat Missouri and, ultimately, win a spot in the BCS title game. - Auburn football

12/11/2013 - 2013 ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM: RB - Tre Mason (Unanimous), Auburn, 5-10, 205, Jr,...The appreciation for Mason shot up when he rushed for 304 yards and four touchdowns to beat Missouri in the SEC Championship Game. He has rushed for a league-best rushing 1,621 yards and 22 touchdowns this seasons. - Auburn football

12/11/2013 - 2013 SEC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (COACHES): Tre Mason, Auburn...Mason, who turned in a record-setting Most Valuable Player performance at the SEC Championship Game with 304 rushing yards and four touchdowns, has recorded an SEC-leading 124.7 rushing yards per game this season. Mason has accumulated 1,621 rushing yards on the year - which ranks among the top-10 all-time on the SEC's single season list - with a league-leading 23 total touchdowns this year. His 23 touchdowns this season are tied for third on the SEC's all-time single season list. - SEC football

12/09/2013 - 2014 NFL DRAFT: WEEK 15 STOCK REPORT, NFL PROSPECTS WHO HELPED THEMSELVES: RB Tre Mason, Auburn...When discussing the top underclassmen running back prospects, Mason's name doesn't often come up in the conversation. But the junior back is doing everything he can to change that. Mason set a new SEC Championship Game record on Saturday with 304 rushing yards and four touchdowns, leading the Tigers to the 59-42 victory over Missouri. He finishes the season with a conference-best 1,621 rushing yards on 283 carries (5.7) and 22 touchdowns, including five straight 100-yard rushing performances to end the season. And he still has the bowl game to pad those stats.

At 5-10 and 205 pounds, Mason doesn't have a prototypical frame for his style of running, but he pounds the ball like he's 25 pounds heavier with his compact build and low pad level. He has quick feet and marries his lower body burst with his vision to stay patient and allow blocks to develop before exploding to the second level. The way Mason has finished the 2013 season, he has become a likely candidate to enter the draft early. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

12/09/2013 - 2013 HEISMAN TROPHY FINALIST: Auburn junior RB Tre Mason...Heisman Trophy voters discovered Saturday what Auburn and the SEC already knew. Tre Mason is a special running back. Mason ran over Missouri at the SEC Championship Game and didn't stop until he was named a finalist for the Heisman Trophy on Monday. The SEC rushing leader is one of six finalists invited to New York for Saturday's announcement of the Heisman winner. "It was a dream of mine coming up as a kid," Mason said when asked about being included in Heisman talk. "It's just a blessing to be in that situation or conversation."

Mason was invited to the Heisman Trophy announcement along with Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, who he'll meet in the BCS Championship Game in Pasadena on Jan. 8. Also invited to New York were Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, who won the award last year; Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron; Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch and Boston College running back Andre Williams. The six finalists are the most announced by the Heisman Trophy since 1994. The formal Heisman banquet is Dec. 16 in New York. Auburn already has three Heismans in its trophy case thanks to Pat Sullivan, Bo Jackson and Cam Newton. Mason's Heisman candidacy took a huge stepped forward when he rushed for 304 yards and four touchdowns on a whopping 46 carries in Auburn's 59-42 win in the SEC title game. - Auburn football

12/09/2013 - 2013 ASSOCIATED PRESS SEC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Tre Mason, Auburn...Tre Mason was named the Southeastern Conference offensive player of the year and Gus Malzahn was named the coach of the year by the Associated Press on Monday. Mason has rushed for 1,621 yards and 22 touchdowns this season. Malzahn has led Auburn to a 12-1 record, the SEC title and a berth in the BCS Championship Game against Florida State. Mason was a unanimous selection to the SEC first-team offense. - Auburn football

12/09/2013 - WEEK 15 NCAA NATIONAL OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Tre Mason rushed for 304 yards and four touchdowns, leading No. 3 Auburn to a wild 59-42 victory against No. 5 Missouri in a Southeastern Conference title showdown Saturday. Mason had scoring runs of 7, 3 and 1 yards before bursting up the middle on a 13-yard TD that clinched the victory with 4:22 remaining. He carried the ball a staggering 46 times, an easy choice as the game's MVP. He celebrated by breaking out the familiar Heisman pose. Mason is now the Auburn single-season record-holder for all-purpose yards with 2,137; he broke the record set by Bo Jackson in 1985. - NCAA.com

12/08/2013 - 2014 NFL Draft: RB Mason, OT Robinson power Auburn's rise...With a record 303 rushing yards and four touchdowns to power Auburn to a 59-42 victory in the SEC Championship Game, junior running back 'Tre Mason may have run himself onto Heisman ballots and perhaps into the imaginations of NFL scouts. His teammate, redshirt sophomore left tackle Greg Robinson, won't get the hype but his play proved every bit as critical to Auburn's win.

Mason, the SEC's leading rusher 1,620 yards and 22 touchdowns on the year, was nearly unstoppable, nearly matching the previous SEC Championship Game record for rushing yardage in just the first half, rushing for 195 yards on 23 carries. By the time he was through, the record 201 yards Justin Vincent ran for LSU seemed to have occurred much longer ago than 2004. While Mason lacks the bulk scouts look for in a traditional running back, the 5-foot-9, 205-pounder's compact build, vision and ability to cut and go with underrated power is reminiscent of a young Ray Rice. Much of Rice's success at Rutgers and since with the Baltimore Ravens has come from a traditional I-formation attack. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

12/08/2013 - Florida State finished the regular season at No. 1 in both major polls, which were released Sunday. The Seminoles (13-0) received all 62 first-place votes in the USA Today coaches poll and 56 of 60 votes in the Associated Press media poll. Auburn moved up to No. 2 in both polls after winning Saturday's SEC championship over Missouri. Auburn (12-1) picked up the remaining four first-place votes in the AP poll. The Seminoles and Tigers will likely play for the BCS championship. The bowl matchups will be announced Sunday night.

Alabama (11-1) and Michigan State (12-1) made up the top four in both polls. The Crimson Tide were idle and the Spartans moved up after beating Ohio State to claim the Big Ten crown. Baylor (11-1) was fifth in the coaches poll while Stanford (11-2) was No. 5 in the AP poll. Baylor won the Big 12 championship while Stanford picked up the Pac-12 title. Ohio State (12-1) fell from second in both polls to No. 6 in the coaches poll and No. 7 by the AP. Missouri (11-2) fell from fifth to No. 9 in both polls. - The Sports Xchange

12/08/2013 - 2014 NFL Draft: RB Mason, OT Robinson power Auburn's rise...Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn's attack is hardly as ordinary, helping each of his backs star when given the opportunity. Malzahn's shotgun-heavy, triple option attack neutralized Missour's talented defensive line, the most fearsome in the SEC. Using Missouri's upfield burst against them, Robinson and the rest of Auburn's offensive line paved huge holes, allowing Auburn to rush 72 times for a jaw-dropping 546 yards. Quarterback Nick Marshall only attempted 11 passes in the game as Malzahn called for throws seemingly only to keep Missouri guessing.

Scheme, however, only gets you so far in the SEC. Robinson provided the size, power and athleticism to complement his coach's planning and Mason's running. Possessing nearly a 60-pound weight advantage over Missouri's starting defensive ends, the 6-foot-5, 320-pound left tackle dominated at the point of attack. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

12/07/2013 - Tre Mason rushed for 304 yards and four touchdowns, leading No. 3 Auburn to a wild 59-42 victory over No. 5 Missouri in the Southeastern Conference championship game Saturday. Auburn (12-1) kept alive its hopes of playing for the BCS title, though the Tigers will likely need either top-ranked Florida State or No. 2 Ohio State to lose in their respective conference championship games, which began about the time Auburn was wrapping up the offensive shootout at the Georgia Dome.)

Auburn set an SEC championship game record with 677 yards, including 545 on the ground. Mason had scoring runs of 7, 3 and 1 yards before bursting up middle on 13-yard TD to seal the victory with 4:22 remaining. After both defenses got lit up like a video game, Auburn finally stopped Missouri (11-2) on fourth-and-1 deep in its own territory to set up Mason's last TD. - AP Sports

12/07/2013 - Auburn didn't need a late miracle this time. A record performance from Trae Mason was enough to cap a stunning worst-to-first run to the Southeastern Conference title. Winless in league play a year ago, third-ranked Auburn (12-1) defeated Missouri, 59-42, behind Mason's 304 yards rushing and four touchdowns before 75,632 fans at the Georgia Dome on Saturday. Auburn finished with 677 total yards, including 545 on the ground, in the highest scoring SEC Championship Game.

Auburn bettered the record 56 points it scored against South Carolina in winning the 2010 title en route to the national championship and the combined score surpassed Florida's 45-30 victory over Alabama in 1996. Missouri's James Franklin completed 21-of-37 passes for 303 yards and three touchdowns, two to Dorial Green-Beckham, but fifth-ranked Missouri (11-2) couldn't stop Auburn's spread attack and failed in its attempt to claim the SEC title in its second year in the conference. - The Sports Xchange

11/24/2013 - Auburn No. 4 in BCS standings...Alabama and Florida State held onto the top two spots in the BCS standings released Sunday evening, but No. 3 Ohio State picked up some ground on the two leaders, and Auburn moved up to the No. 4 spot. The Crimson Tide remained No. 1 in the BCS, thanks to its No. 1 ranking in both polls used in the BCS formula - the USA Today coaches poll and the Harris poll. However, No. 2 Florida State has the highest ranking among the BCS computers, which is the third component of the BCS formula.

Those two teams figure to meet for the national championship of they continue to win. However, Alabama faces a stern test on Saturday against archrival Auburn, with the winner of that game advancing to the Southeastern Conference title game. The undefeated Buckeyes got more respect from the BCS computers this week than they did last week, earning a No. 3 ranking in both polls as well as with the computers. Auburn moved up from No. 6 to No. 4 in the BCS standings this week, but the Tigers' .8326 BCS average puts in a long way behind Ohio State's .9200 average. It remains to be seen whether the Tigers can make up that large deficit by beating Alabama, then winning the SEC title game against either Missouri or South Carolina. - The Sports Xchange

11/09/2013 - Nick Marshall gained 214 of Auburn's 444 yards rushing Saturday and the seventh-ranked Tigers scored on a punt return and kickoff return in a 55-23 victory over Tennessee. Marshall ran for two touchdowns on just 14 carries and threw for a third score. Tre Mason rushed for 117 yards and three touchdowns as Auburn (9-1, 5-1 SEC) earned its sixth straight victory and averaged 8.4 yards per carry.

Chris Davis put Auburn ahead for good and broke a 13-13 tie in the second quarter with an 85-yard punt return, Auburn's longest since 1970 and third-longest ever. Corey Grant returned the second-half kickoff 90 yards for another Auburn touchdown. Auburn won while attempting just seven passes all day. The Tigers had thrown just nine passes last week in a 35-17 victory over Arkansas. Rajion Neal rushed for 124 yards and a touchdown for Tennessee (4-6, 1-5), which dropped its third straight. - AP Sports

11/04/2013 - WEEK 10 COLLEGE FOOTBALL STARS: Tre Mason, Auburn, ran for 168 yards and four touchdowns to help the No. 8 Tigers give first-year coach Gus Malzahn a 35-17 win in his return to Arkansas. - AP Sports

11/04/2013 - WEEK 10 SEC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Tre Mason, RB, Auburn...Rushed for 168 yards and four touchdowns on 32 carries to lead Auburn to a 35-17 win at Arkansas...His four rushing TDs and 32 carries were both career-bests...Became the first Auburn player since Cam Newton at Kentucky in 2010 to rush for four or more TDs in a game...It was his fourth 100-yard rushing game in the last six contests. - SEC football

11/02/2013 - Gus Malzahn finally had his day in Fayetteville. Tre Mason rushed for 168 yards and four touchdowns as No. 8 Auburn earned their first-year coach a 35-17 win in his return to Arkansas. Mason scored on runs of 9, 4 and 5 and 12 yards as the Tigers (8-1, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) won their fifth in a row in Malzahn's first game in Fayetteville since leaving the Razorbacks as an assistant following the 2006 season.

Auburn's Nick Marshall, returning from a shoulder injury, accounted for 177 yards of total offense, including an 88-yard touchdown throw to Sammie Coates. Jonathan Williams had 104 yards rushing and Alex Collins added 92 on the ground for Arkansas (3-6, 0-5), which has now lost six in a row. It's the longest losing streak for the Razorbacks since a seven-game stretch in 1990. Much of the discussion leading up to the game involved Malzahn's return to his native state, as well as his budding rivalry with first-year Arkansas coach Bret Bielema. - AP Sports

10/27/2013 - AP Top 25: Missouri falls to No. 10; Baylor to No. 5, Auburn to No. 8...Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Ohio State each hold on to their positions on top of the AP Top 25 poll after convincing wins in Week 9, winning by a combined margin of 199-55 against conference competition.

Baylor moved up to join the unbeaten teams in the Top 5 -- the Bears best AP poll ranking since 1953, improving to 7-0 with another productive output; claiming a 59-14 victory on the road against Kansas. South Carolina appeared out of the SEC East title race before overcoming a 17-point fourth quarter deficit to knock off previously undefeated Missouri in overtime. The Tigers only fell to No. 10 after the loss, but South Carolina moves up to No. 14 and, most importantly, has a real shot to punch their ticket to the SEC title game.

Miami and Clemson avoided upsets against ACC foes, but Texas Tech was not as lucky on the road against Oklahoma. The Red Raiders fell from No. 10 to No. 15, just below the Sooners, and Auburn moved up to No. 8 after taking care of business against FAU. - Chip Patterson, CBSSports.com

10/19/2013 - The Auburn resurgence is real. The No. 24 Tigers stunned seventh-ranked Texas A&M 45-41 on Tre Mason's late touchdown Saturday afternoon at Kyle Field. Back in the Top 25 for the first time since 2011, Auburn improved to 6-1 overall and 3-1 in the SEC by rushing for 381 yards. Mason had 178 yards and two touchdowns, including a 5-yard run with 1:19 remaining to put the Tigers on top. Texas A&M wasted another prolific outing from Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel and receiver Mike Evans, who combined on four touchdowns. Manziel had over 500 yards of offense and Evans had a school-record 287 yards receiving.

The Aggies (5-2, 2-2) had one last chance, driving the ball inside the Auburn 20 in the final minute. On fourth-and-13, Manziel was sacked to clinch the Auburn upset. Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall, returning to the lineup from a knee injury, accounted for four touchdowns, as the Tigers avenged a 63-21 loss to the Aggies last season. It was a rough outing for Manziel, who threw two interceptions. He left the game after banging his right throwing shoulder into the turf early in the fourth quarter and missed one series. Manziel returned, with the Aggies down 38-34, and gave Texas A&M life. Manziel's a 1-yarder keeper with 5:05 remaining gave A&M its last lead. The Tigers retaliated with a 75-yard drive capped by Mason. Auburn came into the game leading the SEC in rushing. Marshall also ran 100 yards. - The Sports Xchange

10/12/2013 - Freshman Jeremy Johnson passed for 201 yards and four touchdowns in his college debut and Auburn racked up a school-record 712 total yards in a 62-3 rout of Western Carolina on Saturday. Johnson was announced as the starter Friday evening for the Tigers (5-1) with Nick Marshall not fully recovered from a knee injury. He picked apart the Football Championship Subdivision Catamounts (1-6) to complete 17 of 21 passes before leaving midway through the third quarter.

Cameron-Artis Payne ran for 133 yards on seven carries, including a 59-yard run and a 25-yard touchdown on one drive in the third quarter. Tre Mason gained 100 yards on six carries with first-half touchdowns of 20 and 53 yards. Auburn held Western Carolina, which has lost 32 in a row to FBS and FCS teams, to 173 total yards. - AP Sports

09/07/2013 - Scouting the Auburn special teams: Tre Mason returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown and Cody Parkey was 3-for-4 on field goals, including a career-long of 47 yards. The Tigers are very strong here, and appear to be getting better on punt return, where they have struggled over the last few years. Chris Davis' first punt return went for 19 yards. - The Sports Xchange

09/07/2013 - Scouting the Auburn running game: Auburn has a strong, three-headed attack with Tre Mason, Cameron Artis-Payne and Corey Grant in the backfield. The trio each rushed for 50 yards or more, including Grant's 146 yards and a 75-yard touchdown against Washington State. The Tigers had more success running the ball on speed sweeps than between the tackles, although Artis-Payne carried the ball three times out of the Wildcat formation. Arkansas State has yet to be tested up front, and the Tigers should rely more on their running game against the Red Wolves. Quarterback Nick Marshall should get involved, too. - The Sports Xchange

08/31/2013 - Tre Mason returned a kick 100 yards and Corey Grant scored on a 75-yard run to lead Auburn to a 31-24 victory over Washington State Saturday night in Gus Malzahn's debut as the Tigers coach. Robenson Therezie also picked off two passes, including one in the end zone with less than five minutes remaining, for the Tigers (1-0). They had managed just two interceptions during last season's 3-9 debacle. The Malzahn-versus-Mike Leach matchup of offensive innovators produced plenty of big plays and drama.

The Cougars (0-1) had two chances to tie it in the final five minutes, but Therezie's interception and an incompletion on fourth down ended the threats. Grant gained 146 yards on nine carries. Junior college transfer Nick Marshall was 10-of-19 passing for 99 yards in his starting debut. Connor Halliday was 35 of 65 for 344 yards and a touchdown but was also intercepted three times. - AP Sports

08/26/2013 - 2013 PRESEASON ALL-SEC SECOND TEAM (COACHES): RB - Tre Mason, Auburn,...Tailback who started six games after mid-season in 2012 ... led the team in rushing with 1,002 yards ... first non-QB to lead Auburn in total offense for a season since Bo Jackson in 1985 ... then-career best 104 yards rushing on 14 carries in opener vs. Clemson. - Auburn football

08/21/2013 - TOP AUBURN PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 2. RB Tre Mason (5-09, 196, 4.50)*...By rushing for 1,002 yards and eight touchdowns, Mason served as one of the few bright spots in an otherwise dismal 2012 season at Auburn. There is plenty of reason to suggest that he'll do even more in 2013 and not just because he averaged 5.9 yards per carry a season ago.

Mason's success last season came despite the fact that he only started six games. Furthermore, he was rarely used as a receiver out of the backfield in 2012, catching just seven passes (for 86 yards) on the season despite showing reliable hands previously in his career as an all-conference kick returner. He's also fortunate to be running behind one of the better lead-blocking fullbacks in the country in senior Jay Prosch, a legitimate NFL prospect in his own right. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

08/21/2013 - TOP AUBURN PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 2. RB Tre Mason (5-09, 196, 4.50)*...Mason is shorter than ideal but possesses a high-cut frame and a powerful lower-body. Unlike many "smallish" backs, Mason doesn't waste a lot of time dancing behind the line of scrimmage. He's a decisive, one-cut runner who attacks the hole, whether it comes as a running back or as a returner. He shows vision in setting up blocks while on the move rather than attempting to make defenders miss with agility. He has enough juice to go the distance but is a one-speed runner who lacks an elite second gear to pull away. If Malzahn shows more confidence in Mason's receiving abilities than the previous coaching staff, the junior could rank among the more productive all-purpose backs in the SEC this fall. Mason missed two weeks of spring practices with a sprained ankle, however, giving two other juniors, Cameron Artis-Payne and Corey Grant, opportunities to earn more playing time of their own in 2012. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

08/21/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 2013: RB Tre Mason is one of two returning tailbacks, along with Corey Grant. The sophomore ran for 1,002 yards and eight touchdowns, averaging 5.9 yards per carry. He ran for 82 yards in the season finale against Alabama. - The Sports Xchange

07/25/2013 - 2013 PRESEASON ALL-SEC SECOND TEAM (MEDIA): RB - Tre Mason, Auburn (15)...Mason broke the 1,000-yard barrier on his final carry of last season and finished with 1,002 yards and eight touchdowns on 171 carries. - Auburn football

07/20/2013 - 2013 DOAK WALKER AWARD WATCH LIST: Tre Mason (Jr.), Auburn...Mason, a preseason All-SEC second-team selection, rushed for a team-high 1,002 yards and eight touchdowns last season and was the first non-quarterback to lead Auburn in total offense for a season since Bo Jackson in 1985. "The opportunity to play college football is a blessing from God, and any recognition is also a blessing," said Mason. "I am going to keep striving for success as we get ready for the season ahead."

Mason, a 5-foot-10, 196-pound Palm Beach, Fla., native, started six games for the Tigers last year after midseason. He rushed for a career-high 181 yards vs. Alabama A&M with a pair of touchdowns, including an 86-yarder that was the fourth longest rushing play in Auburn history and the seventh longest play from scrimmage. He had three 100-yard rushing performances including 152 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries vs. New Mexico State and 104 yards in the season opener vs. Clemson. - Auburn football


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