Auburn RB Tre Mason chases and catches squirrels to get faster

Graham Watson

What does it take to be an Auburn running back? Learning to chase and catch squirrels with your bare hands is a start.

Squirrel chasing, catching and hopefully, releasing is becoming a rite of passage for Auburn running backs trying to prove their speed and immune system while tracking a possible rabies-stricken squirrel through the woods of Alabama.

Tre Mason posted a picture on Instagram and Twitter late Monday evening of himself holding a squirrel with the caption: "Catch squirrels to test your speed!"

Mason has been chasing squirrels to test his speed since September when he tweeted: "Just caught my first squirrel. Did it on the 2nd try!