Zac Etheridge to Play His Senior Season for the Auburn Tigers

Kevin McGradySenior Writer IJuly 20, 2010

AUBURN, AL - SEPTEMBER 19:  Bradley Starks #14 of the West Virginia Mountaineers comes up short as he dives for the end zone against Zac Etheridge #4 of the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on September 19, 2009 in Auburn, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Zac Etheridge the senior strong safety for the Auburn Tigers has announced that he has been cleared medically to play football this year. He suffered a terrible injury to his neck in the 2009 Game with Ole Miss that ended his season.

It was later reported that he had torn ligaments and a cracked vertebra in his neck that put his ability to play football in his senior year in question. Zac was having none of this and worked relentlessly to rehab the injury.

He announced via Facebook today that he was indeed cleared to play football this season. This was great news to Auburn fans and the team as well. Zac has been a relentless player and leader on the team his entire career.  

This will add to a talented and deep rotation of players in the Auburn defensive backfield for the 2010 season. Etheridge  has been a very productive player for Auburn, with over 30 starts in his career.