April 3, 2009

Brooks a surprise leader in PK battle

Kicker Chandler Brooks might lead Auburn's kicking competition, but he apparently hasn't solidified a roster spot.

In the second week of spring practice, he hasn't even earned his own equipment, as evidenced by his yellow cleats.

The only reason Brooks bought those cleats after his old pair broke in the first place is because, at $30, they were the cheapest pair he could find.

"They'll last me until I need a new pair," Brooks said.

If he continues at the current pace, Brooks might find himself as the Tigers' starting kicker. Special teams coach Jay Boulware bragged about Brooks on Wednesday, saying he leads the kicking competition.

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