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St. Louis Rams’ RB Tre Mason to Compete for Starting Job

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Vincent Frank
Written by Vincent Frank

This doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. Fresh off a rookie campaign that saw him go for over 1,100 total yards, St. Louis Rams running back Zac Stacy appears to have competition in the form of rookie third-round pick Tre Mason. 

Not only did Stacy put up over 1,100 yards last year, he did so after seeing just one touch in the first four games of the year. After that, the former Vanderbilt standout excelled in what had been a struggling Rams rushing attack. Overall, he averaged 92.8 all-purpose yards in the final 11 games of the season.

For his part, Mason put up nearly 2,000 total yards and 24 touchdowns at Auburn in 2013. However, he was what many would call a surprise pick in the third round for a Rams team that seemed more than content with Stacy as the lead back.

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Vincent Frank

Vincent Frank

Editor-at-large, Sportsnaut.

“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?” Rumi