Published September 21, 2012 - 8:30am
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Senior running back Onterio McCalebb is a leader in the huddle for the Auburn Tigers. He’s also an all-purpose animal and has been one his whole career.
McCalebb splits carries with Tre Mason in the backfield this season, and McCalebb really specializes in the return game. He is currently fourth in the SEC in all-purpose yardage, behind Todd Gurley, Cordarrelle Patterson and LaDarius Perkins, averaging 131.67 yards per game.
McCalebb has racked up 2,230 rushing yards throughout his career as a Tiger, and he’s probably the fastest player in the SEC.
He had a very good week against Louisiana-Monroe, scoring a touchdown and churning up yards on the ground. McCalebb has carried 31 times for 214 yards and one touchdown this season. He was oh-so important in the 2010 national championship run as well.
100-yard kickoff return
27-yard TD run
McCalebb will have to make plays on the ground and on special teams if Auburn wants to beat LSU this weekend.