December 28, 2006

Working his way back

Tight end Cole Bennett thought he'd played his last game at Auburn.

The senior had all but decided to call it a career after breaking his ankle against LSU in week three. He had hoped to return by the end of the regular season but while the bone healed, the stability and strength of the joint lagged behind causing Bennett to ponder his future.

The choice was straight forward: Walk away after four years with a degree in management information systems and a start on his master's or apply for a medical hardship waiver and return for a fifth and final season.

After first deciding to call it quits, Bennett had a change of heart around Thanksgiving break.

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