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Mario Fannin | Wide Receiver

Team: Auburn Tigers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/4/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 217

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Much maligned Auburn tailback Mario Fannin actually led the Tigers' ground game against Louisiana-Monroe with 10 carries for 89 yards and a touchdown in the blowout win.
No need to worry folks as the backfield still belongs to Michael Dyer and Onterio McCalebb.  Consider this performance throwing a bone to a senior. Sun, Oct 3, 2010 06:30:00 AM
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Auburn running back Mario Fannin has been practicing without the harness on his injured shoulder this week.

In other news, Fannin is on the move once again.  Fannin has been working at H-back in practice this week. “He’s working everywhere, just like he always does,” running backs coach Curtis Luper said.
Thu, Sep 30, 2010 02:15:00 PM

Mario Fannin is finally healthy after injuring his shoulder.  Offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn says that he should be ready for this weekend's game against South Carolina.

Fannin has been a non-factor in the running game but does have two touchdowns catches on the year.
Wed, Sep 22, 2010 04:00:00 PM

Auburn coach Gene Chizik said that running back Mario Fannin (shoulder) could return for Saturday's game against Clemson.

Fannin is a valuable part of the Auburn offense, but I've given up hope that he'll ever produce in a fantasy-worthy fashion.
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Sun, Sep 12, 2010 09:00:00 PM

Auburn running back Mario Fannin injured his shoulder after taking a hard hit in the second half of Thursday's game against Mississippi State. Fannin had five rushing attempts and one reception before leaving the game.

The bulk of the Auburn rushing attempts have gone to Ontario McCalleb and Michael Dyer, but Fannin is always a multi-dimensional threat.
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Thu, Sep 9, 2010 11:45:00 PM

Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn says that running backs Mario Fannin, Onterio McCalebb and Michael Dyer will all see action against Arkansas State.

Fannin will get the start, but it will be interesting to see how much he has to play nice and share with the two youngsters.
Wed, Sep 1, 2010 12:15:00 AM

The Atlanta Journal Constitution's Tony Barnhart writes: "Auburn will certainly miss Ben Tate at running back but it opens the door for Mario Fannin to be a star. Fannin can run it and catch it."

Regular readers of the site will know we've been waiting (and waiting) for Fannin to become a fantasy player.  Is this finally the year?
Tue, Jul 20, 2010 11:30:00 PM

Running back Mario Fannin will rush for over 1000 yards this season.  In fact put it in "bold letters", at least according to running backs coach Curtis Luper. "The offense lends itself to it -- and he has everything that you need to get that done," Luper said "I have to say if he stays healthy because he has a propensity to get banged up every now and then."

As guys that have followed Fannin's career intently for the last several years, all we have to say is anything is possible.  We wouldn't be shocked if he does break out,and we wouldn't be shocked if finds himself playing second fiddle to a freshman this fall.
Tue, Apr 20, 2010 07:45:00 PM

Running back Mario Fannin busted a 65-yard touchdown run in Auburn's scrimmage on Saturday. "There was a blitz on and he caught a crease in the defense and did a real nice job of cutting back against the pursuit," coach Gene Chizik said.

Fannin has made a strong impression this spring and is the leader to take over the starting running back role. Though everyone anxiously awaits the arrival of freshman Michael Dyer this summer.
Sun, Apr 11, 2010 07:15:00 PM

Auburn's  Mario Fannin has played multiple positions the last three years for the Tigers, but it is looking more and more like he has been moved back to tailback for 2010, and this looks to be a permanent switch.

Even more, Fannin appears to be in the lead for the starting spot.  But he'll be pushed by Onterio McCalebb and incoming freshman Michael Dyer, when the youngster arrives on campus this summer.
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Sat, Mar 27, 2010 10:30:00 PM

With five star running back recruit Michael Dyer not enrolling at Auburn until the fall, Mario Fannin still has a shot this spring to lock down the starting running back position.

Gus Malzahn found ways to get Fannin on the field last season although he was behind Ben Tate on the depth chart. Fannin played the H-back role frequently and finished third on the team in receptions.  
Sun, Mar 21, 2010 07:45:00 PM

Running back Mario Fannin (neck stinger) wore an orange non-contact jersey as Auburn opened up their bowl practices.

Fannin hasn't put up the numbers many expected out of him the last two years, but he is a viable option as wildcard in bowl contests that are into that sort of thing.
Source: al.com
Sun, Dec 13, 2009 01:00:00 PM

Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn tells The Birmingham News that he expects to give running back Mario Fannin more carries this week against Ole Miss.

Fannin is one of those players we (ok, I) expected to breakout this season, and while he's caught 24 balls for 255 yards on the season, he's hardly been a blip on the fantasy radar.
Thu, Oct 29, 2009 12:00:00 AM

Auburn H-back Mario Fannin will add punt returner to his duties in 2009.

From a fantasy perspective it's make or break time for Mr. Fannin, as we're hoping he becomes Super Mario for his owners. 
Source: Auburn Beat
Sun, Aug 30, 2009 11:45:00 PM

ESPN blogger Tim Low profiles the Auburn receiving corps and the conclusion is there are more questions than answers.

One player Low mentions that has been a hot topic on our site for the last two years is the versatile Mario Fannin. "Malzahn is committed to getting the ball into Mario Fannin's hands, as Fannin will play more of a hybrid role this season," Low said.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Jul 13, 2009 07:45:00 PM