AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Robenson Therezie has gone from being a forgotten man in Auburn's defense to one of the Tigers' biggest playmakers.
Therezie has thrived in the Star position he took over with a preseason injury to Justin Garrett. He enters Saturday's Western Carolina game leading Auburn in tackles and tied for first in the Southeastern Conference in interceptions.
The 5-foot-9, 204-pounder has thrived in the hybrid linebacker/defensive back spot in new defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson's system. Johnson says Therezie struggled at some aspects of playing cornerback but looked like a natural fit at Star with his explosiveness, speed and strength.
Therezie has 28 tackles and three interceptions, returning one 78 yards for a touchdown against Mississippi. He made 10 tackles last season and briefly moved to tailback in search of playing time.