Auburn RB Tre Mason looking forward to facing old friends, new foes

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Freshman RB Tre Mason is looking forward to playing the Gators tonight because he'll face several close friends on the opposite side of the field.

Mason, a Lake Worth native, is close friends with Gator QB Jacoby Brissett and S Matt Elam.

"Every game’s is special for me, but this is one of the games I really look forward to playing,'' Mason said. "A lot of my friends like Jacoby Brissett, Matt Elam, people like that on that team.''

Mason said he and Brissett, who is making his second start of the season in place of injured starter John Brantley, were extremely close growing up and remain friends today.

"We spent a lot of time together,'' he said. He was one of my best friends coming out of high school. He’s a good guy. He’s a good leader. I’m looking for him to be a good leader. But I want us to come out with
the ‘W.’

Mason said he watched Brissett play against LSU last week and later texted him and told him "Good job otu there." He and Elam went to rival high schools - Elam to Palm Beach Dwyer, Mason to Park Vista - and the two became friends.

"I can't wait to play them,'' Mason said.

[Last modified: Saturday, October 15, 2011 5:44pm]

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