Wallace Looking for One More Win As a Tiger

Tight end Cooper Wallace talks about playing his final game in an Auburn uniform on Monday.

Orlando, Fla.--With beautiful weather and day-time temperatures in the upper 70s all week, Auburn tight end Cooper Wallace has been having fun in the sun in Orlando during his last bowl trip as senior.

"We went to Epcot and rode some ride called Soarin,'" he says. "It was this big I-Max theatre and it was pretty cool. Thursday we went to Universal and rode the Hulk. We went through it twice in a row and it was pretty awesome.

"I wouldn't say it scared me but it made me lose my breath a little bit," he adds about the Hulk ride. "At the beginning it takes off very unexpectedly. That was pretty cool, but I haven't been scared yet."

Wallace caught 19 passes for 191 yards and one touchdown as a senior.

The Tigers went to SeaWorld on Friday, which was also the last day for the seniors to practice with the pads on during their collegiate careers. Wallace says that it was a good day in some ways, but also pretty thought evoking.

"It's a good feeling," Wallace says. "It's kind of bittersweet, but I've been here for five years and I'm ready to move on to new things and have new challenges."

With one game left in his career, Wallace is one of several Auburn seniors invited to the NFL combine in Indianapolis from Feb. 22-28 in hopes of being drafted. He's one of nine Tigers heading to the combine.

The senior tight end, who has already graduated, stands a solid chance at being selected on the second day of the draft, but has one last goal to accomplish at Auburn and he wants to make sure he does everything he can to make it happen.

"That would be a big deal to finish in the top five two years in a row," Wallace says. "It would be a good way to be remembered."


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