"I'm heartbroken by the loss of Rod Bramblett and his wife Paula," football coach Gus Malzahn said. "Rod was a true professional and was always a pleasure to work with. He loved Auburn and it showed in his work. As much as he loved Auburn, his family came first and foremost."
"He's improved a lot, but that's to be expected," Malzahn said. "He's a true freshman and still should be in high school. The college game's different and of course the speed's different and our defense is different. It's been good for him to get used to everything that goes with it."