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August 18, 2014 3:30 PM

Auburn football: No longer 'a scat back,' Corey Grant set to take on prominent role

AUBURN, Ala. — One of Corey Grant's primary objectives since the end of the 2013 campaign was to prove he could be a bellwether back. All too often, he was labeled a "speedster" and nothing more. Yet on its face, it's far from an outlandish claim. During his days at Opelika High School, he was defined by his speed, winning Alabama's Class 6A 100-meter state title twice and the 200-meter state championship once.

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Mike Niziolek joins the Ledger-Enquirer after spending the past three years with MLive.com. The past year he covered Eastern Michigan University athletics, including football and recruiting. He also filled in as a backup writer for the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings and University of Michigan. Mike is a 2004 graduate of Michigan State.

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