• Woooo! Auburn linebackers thrilled to meet 'Nature Boy' Ric Flair after Tigers' victory

    By: Bob D'Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

    OPELIKA, Ala. -

    Auburn University's linebackers had plenty to celebrate Saturday night. The eighth-ranked Tigers improved to 3-0 with a 55-16 victory against Kent State, but the Auburn players got a thrill before kickoff when they met pro wrestling legend Ric Flair at the team hotel.

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    “He pulled up — he was at the team hotel, and it was so cool to meet him,” Auburn linebacker Chandler Wooten told AL.com. “I was starstruck.”

    Flair, the 16-time world heavyweight wrestling champion and Hall of Famer, has become a familiar sight at Auburn. His stepson, Sebastian, is a freshman at the school, and Flair was seen on campus during orientation at the university.

    Wooten, along with fellow linebackers K.J. Britt and Josh Marsh -- plus linebackers coach Travis Williams -- caught up with the Nature Boy at the hotel after the game and took a photo with Flair, AL.com reported.

    “Wooooooo!!!!!” Williams wrote in a tweet, echoing Flair’s signature scream.

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