December 28, 2009

Ricks ready to go out with a bang

Jake Ricks bided his time for three years.

After playing in 31 games as a backup, the Auburn defensive tackle finally became a starter this fall and emerged from the shadow of current NFL d-tackles Pat Sims and Sen'Derrick Marks.

"It's been kind of a struggle for the past couple years for me. But I just fought through it and now my time has come for me to play as much as I did this year. It's been a lot of fun," Ricks said.

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