August 8, 2007

Notebook: Ziemba gets shot with 1st-team

Lee Ziemba knows that playing in the SEC as a true freshman is rare. And being a starter? Close to impossible. But the 6-foot-8, 297-pounder from Rogers, Ark. just wanted a chance.

Wednesday, during a two-hour session on the intramural fields, he got it.

Ziemba, the most heralded offensive line signee in Auburn's No. 1-ranked OL class, worked with the first team at right tackle.

He first learned of the promotion shortly before practice.

"Coach Hugh Nall put that list on the meeting room door and I was surprised," said Ziemba of seeing his name atop the RT depth chart. "It made me want to come out here and be good.

"(The depth chart) changes around a lot, but it encouraged me to go out there and do my best and try to keep it that way."


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