Young Receiver Has Good Night at Scrimmage

Chris Slaughter discusses the Auburn offense and his play as the Tigers put the finishing touches on spring training 2008.

Auburn, Ala.--Sophomore wide receiver Chris Slaughter caught a half dozen passes and a touchdown in Wednesday night's scrimmage to end Auburn's 15 days of spring football practice on a high note.

"It just feels good to get a couple of balls thrown to me," the 6-3, 165-pound Slaughter says "The offense is just running around well right now. Everybody is getting the ball. It's not just one person getting the ball out there."

Slaughter, who finished the scrimmage with 87 receiving yards, says he is excited about his personal performance as well as that of the team. He also notes that he is looking forward to seeing the offense progress even further following a summer of voluntary workouts.

"We have a lot of athletes, it isn't just one person," he says. "I think it is going to be a big-play offense because everybody is going to be getting the ball."

Chris Slaughter is shown in action at the scrimmage.

Wednesday night at Jordan-Hare Stadium, a two and one half hour session was the last practice of the spring, so Auburn showed a little more flash than it did in Saturday's A-Day game away from the television cameras that were present for the spring game on Saturday. The offense was able to move the ball well against the defense at times, and Slaughter was part of a dynamic aerial assault.

"On Saturday there weren't that many big plays, but tonight, without a lot of people here, we made a lot of plays," Slaughter says.

Look for Slaughter to continue to improve with more time in the Tony Franklin offense and more time in Kevin Yoxall's strength and conditioning program. His height and knack for catching the ball in traffic could make him a valued target for quarterbacks Chris Todd and Kodi Burns, who were looking for the young receiver on Wednesday night.

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