August 28, 2008

Former soccer player now kicking footballs

Auburn punter Clinton Durst has never played football, at least not the American version of the game.

That's why Saturday night inside Jordan-Hare Stadium, if Durst seems a little nervous, he's got a good reason. He's played soccer in front of 30,000 foreigners. He's never football in front of one.

Durst was a kicker in high school, but did all of that on the soccer field. He thought about strapping on a helmet and going out for football, was tempted to by coaches' invites, but never acted on the notion.

Not until he got to Auburn.

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