September 18, 2007

Dunn into a groove as AU's punt returner

Robert Dunn will be the first to tell you he struggled on punt returns last year. But it's been a different story in 2007.

Dunn, who's also developing into a go-to receiver, has become a special-team weapon for Auburn averaging 12.7 yards per return, fourth-best in the SEC.

"That's been a highlight for us," said AU head coach Tommy Tuberville said. "We were just worried to death going into the season about protecting the football and (finding) somebody that would run north and south. That's what he's learned most, being able to take the ball and find the seam instead of running sideline to sideline.

"Last year, he was a little bit apprehensive on what we were doing, how we were doing it, but he's much improved."

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