ST. LOUIS - Zac Stacy made his mark as a fifth-round pick last year, falling just shy of 1,000 yards. Now, the running back must prove his worth all over again. The St. Louis Rams sent a message in this years draft, taking Heisman Trophy finalist Tre Mason in the third round. And though theyve released Daryl Richardson, undrafted rookie Benny Cunningham was impressive last season and former second-rounder Isaiah Pead remains in the mix. Theres always going to be someone gunning for the job. "Oh absolutely, theres going to be competition," Stacy said. "Theres no doubt about that." Stacy has the advantage heading into training camp because he knows the routine, has a better grasp of the playbook and knows firsthand about the pounding that must be absorbed. "You know what to expect, you know whats going on," Stacy said. "Last year, as rookies we were all running around like chickens with our heads cut off. Its been great so far." Mason was the SEC offensive player of the year and the first non-quarterback to lead Auburn in total offence since Bo Jackson in 1985, running for 1,816 yards with 23 touchdowns and setting school single-season records for all-purpose yards and rushing TDs. Given Mason shredded Missouri for 304 yards and four TDs in the SEC championship game, he arrived at Rams Park a well-known commodity. He wont be satisfied as a change-of-pace option, coach Jeff Fishers initial assessment. "Not sure how it starts out, and you never know what can happen in the future," Mason said. "Im here to do what they ask of me." Stacys rookie season is a good example. The first four games, he was inactive twice and totalled 4 yards on a single carry. Stacy is Vanderbilts career leading rusher. Mason was a much bigger star in the SEC for Auburns national championship runners-up and deemed a premium pick. "Im happy for Tre or whatnot," Stacy said. "Obviously, with him being one of the top college running backs last year, we know the things he can do, and its all about the adjustment to the playbook." Stacy aims to make everything come naturally on the field, so hes not taking the teams OTA sessions lightly "Very important, very important," Stacy said. "Treating every rep like its a game rep." Richardson was the starter entering training camp last summer, coming off an effective rookie season as the Steven Jacksons understudy, but was dogged by foot injuries. Stacy got the starting job in Week 5 and didnt let go. Hes not wasting time fretting about settling for 973 yards when the 49ers held him to 15 yards on 15 carries in the finale. "My mentality is to go out and be productive," he said. "Being consistent with my play, I think the yards and stats and accolades will come." Stacy is a compact 5-foot-9 and 224 pounds, runs low to the ground, hits the hole quickly and can bounce off tacklers. The Rams rested him most or all of practice weeks, allowing him to recover from the punishment and stay fresh for game days. Mason is an inch shorter and 20 pounds lighter but was extremely durable at Auburn, and big in the big games. He followed up his signature game against Missouri with 195 yards rushing in the national championship game against Florida State. Hes still running behind college teammate and close friend Greg Robinson, the second overall pick of the draft, wholl begin his career at left guard. "Ive got to do it to learn it," Mason said. "Im the type of guy whos hands-on." Cunningham, 5-foot-10 and 217 pounds, was undrafted out of Middle Tennessee. Both he and Stacy had 100-yard games against the Bears in Week 12, and he totalled 261 yards in limited duty with a 5.6-yard average. Pead had 21 yards on seven carries, all in the first two games of the season, plus 11 receptions with a 7.1-yard average. 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TSNs live coverage begins Saturday, Jan. 3 at 9pm et/6pm pt on TSN1 when the Calgary Roughnecks host the Vancouver Stealth in a Canadian rivalry matchup. Coverage continues through to the final weekend of the regular season, culminating with the Edmonton Rush visiting the Colorado Mammoth on Saturday, May 2 at 9pm et/6pm pt on TSN1 and TSN3. Were thrilled to expand our broadcast partnership with TSN for the 2015 NLL season, said George Daniel, NLL Commissioner. Fans across Canada will now have unprecedented access to watch the worlds best lacrosse players. The National Lacrosse League delivers an abundance of energy and entertainment, said Shawn Redmond, Vice-President, Programming and Marketing, TSN. With solid teams representing this country, we are looking forward to showcasing the complete NLL season and helping to grow the game of lacrosse in Canada.dddddddddddd Earlier this month, TSN Radio Vancouver announced a new broadcast rights agreement with the Vancouver Stealth to deliver all nine of the teams home games during the 2015 National Lacrosse League regular season. TSN Broadcast Schedule Saturday, Jan. 3 Vancouver Stealth at Calgary Roughnecks – 9 p.m. ET on TSN1 Saturday, Jan. 10 Toronto Rock at Vancouver Stealth – 10:30 p.m. ET on TSN2 Saturday, Jan. 24 Edmonton Rush at Calgary Roughnecks – 9 p.m. ET on TSN2 Saturday, Jan. 31 Calgary Roughnecks at Toronto Rock – 7 p.m. ET on TSN2 Saturday, Feb. 21 Vancouver Stealth at Calgary Roughnecks – 9 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN3 Friday, March 6 Toronto Rock at Colorado Mammoth – 9 p.m. ET on TSN2 Friday, March 13 Toronto Rock at Buffalo Bandits – 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN3 Saturday, March 21 Edmonton Rush at Toronto Rock – 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN3 Saturday, April 4 Edmonton Rush at Vancouver Stealth – 10 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN3 Friday, April 10 Edmonton Rush at Calgary Roughnecks – 9:30 p.m. ET on TSN2 Saturday, April 18 Rochester Knighthawks at Vancouver Stealth – 10 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN3 Saturday, May 2 Edmonton Rush at Colorado Mammoth – 9 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN3 ' ' '