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Monday, January 10, 2011
Burns a great story for Tigers

By Chris Low

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Kodi Burns has exemplified the selflessness on Auburn's team.

One of the Tigers' senior leaders, Burns caught his first touchdown pass of the season in the second quarter against Oregon, a 35-yarder putting Auburn ahead 7-3.

Burns is one of the most popular players on Auburn's team. A former starting quarterback, he moved to receiver for the good of the team after the Auburn coaches made the decision to go with Chris Todd as the starting quarterback last year.

He never grumbled. He didn't cause problems in the locker room, and he didn't question the coaches.

Instead, he stood up in front of the team and asked the players to get behind Todd and support him.

Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn calls Burns one of his favorite players he's ever been around.