Football Summer Workout Photo Gallery

Scenes from a recent workout are featured in this photo gallery.

Sophomore linebacker Lemarcus Rowell will be counted on heavily to back up senior middle backer Dontarrious Thomas this season.

Another linebacker who will see playing time this fall is junior Mayo Sowell. One of Auburn's most versatile defenders, he is coming off a knee injury suffered in the Georgia game last season. Here he gets a spot from sophomore offensive lineman Troy Reddick.

Junior cornerback Carlos Rogers appears to be taking a nap, but he's busy strengthening his neck muscles to avoid injury next fall. Strengthening the neck helps players keep their heads up during tackles when they are tired, something that is vital in the prevention of injuries.

Fullback Jake Slaughter continues to show why the Auburn coaching staff has him penciled in as the backup to Brandon Johnson this fall. Here he demonstrates his strength with a bench press set late in the workout. Sophomore offensive lineman Taylor Bourgeois spots for Slaughter. Bourgeois is coming back from shoulder surgery and says he's ready to get back on the field this fall.

Redshirt freshman center Will Ward works on getting his upper body stronger to handle the bigger, stronger players in the SEC. He's currently weighing around 260 pounds and probably needs to gain 15-20 more in the coming year to challenge for playing time behind Danny Lindsey.

Sophomore linebacker Antarrious Williams continues his challenging comeback from the serious leg injury he suffered last January against Penn State in the Citrus Bowl. Williams is running nicely and should be back to full speed when practice opens in August.

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