Auburn running back Tre Mason, from Palm Beach, is one of 18 Floridians on the Tigers' roster.
"We take pride in our state," said Mason, who was a
Mason is friends with many Florida State players, including Seminoles defensive backs Terrence Brooks, Lamarcus Brutus and Lamarcus Joyner and receiver Kelvin Benjamin.
So Mason is looking forward to Monday's
"This is the Florida guys' Iron Bowl because we're playing our state," he said. "This is our rivalry game. This is big to us."