AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Emory Blake chose to catch passes, not throw
them like his father.
That move could really pay dividends this season for the son of
former NFL quarterback Jeff Blake. He's the only proven receiver
coming back and has a chance to become the go-to target for the
defending national champions.
The Tigers' receivers coach, Trooper Taylor, says Blake is "one
of the best receivers in the SEC because he can make plays." Blake
also says he has confidence that he can live up to that.
He caught eight touchdown passes despite playing behind Darvin
Adams and Terrell Zachery last season, and became a favorite target
of quarterback Cam Newton by season's end.
He caught 24 passes for 353 yards and four touchdowns over
Auburn's final six games.
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