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Ashton Richardson named Rhodes Scholarship finalist

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02:39 PM ET 10.30 | Auburn linebacker Ashton Richardson began his time at the university as a walk-on and he is now up for one of the most prestigious awards in the nation. Richardson has been named a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship. The Rhodes Scholarship is considered the "world's most prestigious scholarship" by the likes of Time, Yale University Press, The McGill Reporter and Associated Press. "I was overjoyed by it," Richardson said. "Going into this process I didn't understand how big a deal it was, but I found out it's definitely life-changing thing." Recipients of the scholarship are provided the opportunity to do graduate work at the University of Oxford.

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October 30, 2012  11:33 PM ET

Kudos to my man.

October 31, 2012  12:06 AM ET

Good luck young man.

October 31, 2012  01:17 AM ET

good for him.

October 31, 2012  08:04 AM ET

Nice!

October 31, 2012  08:26 AM ET

Anit bluesuitor ammo.

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October 31, 2012  09:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

best thing to happen to Auburn all year

The season is not over yet... the might jump up and shock someone..... NOT

October 31, 2012  09:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

The season is not over yet... the might jump up and shock someone..... NOT

Please be UGa

Please be UGa

Please be UGa

PLEASE BE UGa!!!!!!!

October 31, 2012  09:56 AM ET

Oh, and congrats to this SEC student-athlete. But he should've gone to Vandy, would've had more W's that way....hehehe.

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October 31, 2012  11:05 AM ET
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Hope his candidacy meeting is post-season. And congrats to Ashton. That's the beacon in the storm.

+1

October 31, 2012  11:38 AM ET

Very nice...not something which is easily earned!

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October 31, 2012  02:02 PM ET

That's probably why Auburn isn't winning. They tried to go the legit route and it's not working out for them.

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October 31, 2012  09:13 PM ET
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That's probably why Auburn isn't winning. They tried to go the legit route and it's not working out for them.

They aren't winning because their coach is bad. Bama had a finalist in GMac and he has a ring.

October 31, 2012  09:16 PM ET

Nice to hear of a young man with his head in the right direction....kudos to him.

 
October 31, 2012  09:18 PM ET
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They aren't winning because their coach is bad. Bama had a finalist in GMac and he has a ring.

1. You are reaching

2. Bluesuiter is a troll...ignore

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