Auburn football: Tre Mason not ready to make decision on NFL draft

rblack@ledger-enquirer.comJanuary 7, 2014 

PASADENA, Calif. — Still reeling after Auburn's 34-31 loss to Florida State with just 13 seconds remaining in Monday night's BCS championship game, Tre Mason was not in the mood to talk about much of anything.

That included the NFL Draft.

The junior, who ran for 195 yards and a touchdown on 34 carries — and scored another time on a 12-yard touchdown catch — set Auburn's single-season school rushing record in the defeat. Mason finished with 1,816 yards this season, topping Bo Jackson's total of 1,786 that had stood since 1985. Establishing that mark was one of the Florida native's numerous accomplishments this season.

It meant nothing following the loss, though.

When asked about where he stood on deciding for the NFL Draft, Mason was unable to bring himself to shed any insight.

"Emotions are everywhere right now. That's not really what's going through my head right now," he said. "Right now I just feel like I let the whole Auburn family down by not finishing. That decision will probably come later on, but right now I'm not thinking of that."

The junior has filed for a draft evaluation from the NFL to receive feedback on where he may get selected should he depart Auburn one year early.

The deadline for underclassmen to declare for the draft is Jan. 15.

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