GIVING BACK: Auburn football team hosts pediatric cancer patients at Thursday's spring practice

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Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:47 pm

The best part of the day for 6-year-old Anderson Thrower was petting baby chickens with 6-foot-6, 310-pound Auburn offensive lineman Avery Young.

His 9-year-old sister, Avery Thrower, couldn’t get past the smell of the other football players immediately after practice Thursday — “It was good, it was just smelly and sweaty,” she said.

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