Ducre has practiced at both halfback, where early in camp he ran as high as #3; and on kickoff return teams in both deep-back and up-back roles. The last week before the season began he dropped on the depth chart because his playing status was uncertain.
With his appeal finally granted by the NCAA committee that reviews such procedures, Christian Ducre can resume competing for a spot on the dress-out roster. He will still have to work to get past starting halfback Brandon Thornton, top backup Anthony Dixon, Arnil Stallworth, and Derek Ambrose among others. But his ability to contribute on special teams gives Ducre an excellent chance to be in uniform this weekend when Mississippi State hosts Auburn.
Mississippi State resumes on-field practices for Saturday's game Tuesday afternoon.