September 5, 2007

Etheridge excels in first college start

It's a day he's been dreaming of for a long time.

And last Saturday, safety Zac Etheridge lived that dream when he started his first game as an Auburn Tiger.

"It meant a lot," said Savage. "I've been working hard every day and it paid off.

"It was loud and the fans were all wild. It was a great experience."

Etheridge admits to being nervous the day before AU's opener against Kansas State but having his grandparents, parents and sister there in the stands helped him relax and focus on his assignments.

It turned out to be quite a productive debut.

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