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Josh Harris heading into Sr season: 2010: Appeared in all 14 games … Deep snapper on all field goal, PAT's and punts. 2009: Appeared in all 13 games ... Deep snapper on field goal attempts, PAT and punts … credited with four tackles. 2008: Did not play as a walk-on.
Jay Prosch heading into rSr season: A closer look at the Texans' picks: Round 6/211 - Jay Prosch, FB, 6-1, 256, Auburn...A large, hard-nosed fullback who specializes in blocking. The Texans won't use many formations with a fullback, but when they do, he's got to be a powerful lead blocker. To make the team, he's got to stand out on special teams. - The Sports Xchange
*Greg Robinson heading into rSo season: A closer look at the Rams' picks: Round 1/2 - Greg Robinson, T, 6-5, 332, Auburn...He will likely begin as a guard as he gets comfortable with pass blocking and learning the angles, but the Rams expect him to be a long-time left tackle. Robinson is a crushing blocker in the running game, and the Rams love his passion for football. He blocked for running back Tre Mason, who was selected by the Rams in the third round. - The Sports Xchange
*Cam Newton heading into rJr season: 2010: 2010 HEISMAN TROPHY WINNER...2010 MAXWELL AWARD WINNER...2010 AP PLAYER OF THE YEAR...2010 WALTER CAMP PLAYER OF THE YEAR...2010 DAVEY O'BRIEN AWARD WINNER...2010 SEC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (COACHES)...Threw for 2,854 yards with 30 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Added 1,473 yards on 264 carries with another 20 touchdowns. Even caught two passes for 42 yards and a score...Became Auburn’s third Heisman Trophy winner, joining QB Pat Sullivan (‘71) and RB Bo Jackson (‘85) ... Auburn’s first Maxwell Award winner and first Davey O’Brien winner ... Third Auburn player win Walter Camp National Player of the Year (Sullivan, Jackson) ... The second player in NCAA FBS history to total 20 rushing and 20 passing touchdowns in a single season (Tim Tebow, 2007) ... Became the first player in SEC history and the eighth different player in NCAA history to reach totals of 2,000 yards passing and 1,000 yards rushing in a single season ... Has five of the top 51 rushing performances in AU history ... AU single-season record holder for TD responsibility (49) ... Holds the SEC single-season rushing record for a QB (1,409) ... Holds AU single-season record of 20 rushing TD’s ... Only player in AU history to rush for 170 yards or more in four consecutive SEC games ...JUNIOR COLLEGE: 2009...Helped lead Blinn College to junior college to the 2009 NJCAA National Championship after passing for 2,833 yards and 22 touchdowns while rushing for 655 yards and 16 TDs ... Led the Buccaneers to an 11-1 record ... NJCAA Honorable Mention All-American ... Rated as No. 1 QB (high school or junior college) by Rivals.com and is the only five-star QB according to Rivals ... No. 1 overall JUCO prospect by Rivals ... Four-star prospect by Scout.com...2008 At Florida...Redshirted ... Action in season opener versus Hawaii, rushing for 10 yards and a TD on five carries, while connecting on 1-of-2 passes for 14 yards.
*Nick Fairley heading into Jr season: 2010: Recorded 60 tackles, including a school-record 24.0 tackles for loss, with 11.5 quarterback sacks. Consensus All-American in 2010 and was named the Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press. In Auburn's BCS National Championship Game victory over Oregon, Fairley had five tackles including three for loss and a sack while garnering defensive MVP honors...Lombardi Award winner (nation’s best lineman) ... Associated Press SEC Defensive Player of the Year ... FWAA All-America Team ... Walter Camp All-America Team ... Sporting News First-Team All-America ... SI.com First-Team All-America ...Associated Press First-Team All-America ... CBSSports.com First-Team All-America ...Rivals.com First-Team All-America ... Coaches’ First-Team All-SEC ... Associated Press Unanimous First-Team All-SEC ... Phil Steele First-Team All-SEC ... ESPN.com All-SEC ... Bronko Nagurski Finalist ... Chuck Bednarik Award Finalist ... CBSSports.com Midseason All-America ... Phil Steele’s Midseason All-America First-Team ... SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week (11/26-27) ... SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week (10/23) ... SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week (10/16) ... SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week (10/2) ... SEC Defensive Player of the Week (9/13) ... Started all 13 games and totaled 55 tackles with 21.0 TFL’s and 10.5 sacks ... Has at least 1.0 TFL’s in 11 of 13 game this season ... Is 2nd in SEC / 16th in NCAA in sacks (10.5) and 1st in TFL’s (8th in NCAA) (21.0)...2009: Appeared in 13 games with two starts ... Totaled 28 tackles with 3.5 TFLs ... Started first career game in season opener vs. Louisiana Tech ... JUNIOR COLLEGE: Played at Copiah-Lincoln CC in Wesson, Miss. ... All-Region XII in state of Mississippi in 2008 at defensive tackle ... Had 63 tackles including nine for loss and seven quarterback sacks in seven games ... Redshirted in 2007.
Dee Ford heading into rSr season: A closer look at the Chiefs' picks: Round 1/23 - Dee Ford, OLB, 6-2, 252, Auburn...Last season, the Chiefs were sixth in the NFL in sacks (47), but in their six losses in the regular season and playoffs, they had just six. They lost twice to Denver, San Diego and Indianapolis, and when quarterbacks like Peyton Manning and Phillip Rivers are one-fourth of the schedule, the more productive pass rushers the merrier. Ford was the second-rated pass rusher on the Chiefs board based on his explosive first step. With starting outside linebacker Tamba Hali sitting with just two more seasons on his contract, his replacement is now in place. - The Sports Xchange
*Tre Mason heading into Jr season: A closer look at the Rams' picks: Round 3/75 - Tre Mason, RB, 5-8, 207, Auburn...He ran largely behind Robinson at Auburn, gaining 1,816 yards last season and scoring 23 touchdowns. The Rams see him as a change-of-pace back who will team with Zac Stacy. The Rams also have Benny Cunningham and Isaiah Pead on the roster. Mason gained 304 yards on 46 carries and scored four touchdowns in Auburn's SEC championship game win over Missouri. - The Sports Xchange
*Sen'Derrick Marks heading into rJr season: 2008: Marks earned second-team All-Southeastern Conference recognition from the league's coaches and honorable mention from the Associated Press...Started eleven games at right defensive tackle, missing the second half of the Vanderbilt clash and then sat out the Tennessee-Martin contest, ending his string of 35 consecutive starts...Recorded 32 tackles (15 solos) with two sacks for minus 7 yards and a pair of QB pressures...Ranked second on the team and tenth in the SEC with ten stops for losses of 34 yards...Marks started 37 of 40 games during his Auburn career, as he had a string of 35 consecutive starts snapped when he missed the 2008 Tennessee-Martin contest...Recorded 114 tackles (62 solos) with 7.5 sacks for minus 35 yards, 30.0 stops for losses totaling 101 yards and 10 quarterback pressures...Recovered four fumbles, caused two others and deflected seven passes...In the 2007 New Mexico State game, he became the first Auburn player to have and interception and fumble recovery in the same game since 2005...2007: 13 GP; 12 GS; 21 Sol-44 TT, 9 TFL, 2 SK, 1 INT, 2 PBU, 8 QBH, 1 FF, 2 BLK; Athlon Sports Preseason All-SEC Second Team ... Eighth on team with 43 tackles and third in tackles for loss with 9.0 (-35) ... Had at least one tackle last 12 games ... 2006: 13 GP; 13 GS; 27 Sol-36 TT, 10.5 TFL, 3.5 SK, 2 PBU, 1 QBH, 2 FR, 1 FF; Coaches Freshman All-SEC Team ... The Sporting News Freshman All-America Third Team ... Rivals.com First-Team Freshman All-American ... The Sporting News SEC All-Freshman Team ... 2005: 3 GP; 0 GS; 1 Sol-1 TT, 1 PBU; Redshirted.
Ben Tate heading into Sr season: 2009 Senior Bowl Invite…2008: 12 GP; 2 GS; Rush: 159-664-4.2-3; Rec: 15-90-6-0; KR: 1-11-11-0; 0 Sol-1 TT; Second Team Preseason Media All-SEC … Second Team Preseason Coaches’ All-SEC … Named to Maxwell Award Preseason Watch List … Finished sixth in SEC in rushing yards per game at 55.3 … Led team with 664 rushing yards and 765 all-purpose yards … Missed time in the spring with a nagging hamstring injury. 2007: 13 GP; 6 GS; Rush: 202-903-4.5-8; Rec: 16-144-9-0; KR: 2-36-18-0; 1 Sol-1 TT; Led team in rushing yards (903), rushing attempts (202), all-purpose yardage (83.3 ypg) and rushing touchdowns (8). 2006: 9 GP; 0 GS; Rush: 54-392-7.3-3; Rec: 2-(-3)-(-1.5)-0; The Sporting News Freshman All-America Honorable Mention. 2005: Graduated from high school early in time to participate in spring drillls.
Tyronne Green heading into rSr season: 2007: Started every game at left guard ... Named Southeastern Conference Offensive Lineman of the Week on Oct. 8 after helping Auburn to a victory over Vanderbilt ... Received the Ken Rice Award, presented annually to Auburn's best blocking lineman ... 2006: Saw time in all 13 games as a backup offensive guard...2005: Moved to offensive guard from defensive tackle prior to the season ... Played in four games ... 2004: Redshirted.
*Corey Lemonier heading into Jr season: A closer look at the 49ers' picks: Round 3/88 -- Corey Lemonier, DE, 6-3, 255, Auburn...Lemonier will compete with the likes of Cam Johnson for a role as a rotational pass rusher. Played defensive end at Auburn, but fits better as an outside linebacker in the 49ers' 3-4 defense. - The Sports Xchange
Sammie Coates heading into rJr season: A closer look at the Steelers' eight picks: Round 3/87 - Sammie Coates, WR, 6-1, 212, Auburn...Tall, fast, big-play wide receiver joins a team that is awash in good to great receivers. Three-year starter for the Tigers. A knee injury in the opener last season limited his production to 34 catches for 741 yards and four touchdowns but still averaged 21.5 yards a catch. - The Sports Xchange
C.J. Uzomah heading into Sr season: A closer look at the Bengals' nine picks: Round 5/157 - C.J. Uzomah, TE, 6-6, 262, Auburn...Played in total of 49 games with 13 starts for Auburn. Wasn't used heavily in the passing game as a receiver, making just 29 receptions for 435 yards, but did have seven career touchdowns. - The Sports Xchange
Brandon Mosley heading into Sr season: A closer look at the Giants picks: Round 4/131 - Brandon Mosley, OT, 6-5, 318, Auburn...A right tackle prospect who is likely a year away from having a significant role in the pros given his limited experience at the college level. - The Sports Xchange
Josh Bynes heading into Sr season: 2009: 9th in tackles per game in SEC play, averaging 8.0 per game ... 6th in SEC/T-77th in NCAA in tackles per game, 8.0 tpg ... 20th in SEC in passes defended per game, 0.73 ... T-68th in NCAA in solo tackles per game, 4.6 tpg ... Started all 13 games ... Led team with 104 tackles ...2008: Finished tied for 48th in SEC in tackles per game (4.4) ... Played in 12 games with eight starts ... Finished with fifth-most tackles on team with 53 and a team high three interceptions ... Also had 3.0 TFL's for minus 7 yards ...2007: Appeared in five games ... Saw first action against Vanderbilt ... Also played against Ole Miss, Tennessee Tech, Georgia and Clemson in the Chick-fil-A Bowl ... Totaled 10 tackles, with eight solo, and two TFLs.
Cameron Artis-Payne heading into Sr season: A closer look at the Panthers' five picks: Round 5/174 - Cameron Artis-Payne, RB, 5-10, 212, Auburn..."Bowling ball" back filled a need, but the Panthers will likely remain searching for backups behind Jonathan Stewart. - The Sports Xchange
Gabe Wright heading into Sr season: A closer look at the Lions' seven picks: Round 4/113 -- Gabe Wright, DT, 6 -3, 300, Auburn...With no pick in the fourth round after trading it to Baltimore in the Haloti Ngata deal, the Lions gave up a 2016 third-round pick to Philadelphia to move into the fourth round and take Wright, whom they considered in the third round. He's a quick, penetrating pass rusher who fits the height and weight measurables the Lions look for on the interior and should be a rotational player immediately. - The Sports Xchange
Lee Ziemba heading into Sr season: 2010: 2010 SEC JACOBS BLOCKING TROPHY WINNER (COACHES)...AFCA Coaches’ All-America ... Walter Camp All-America Team ... FWAA All-America Team ... Associated Press Second-Team All-America ... SI.com First-Team All-America ... CBSSports.com Second-Team All-America ... Rivals.com Second-Team All-America ... Coaches’ First-Team All-SEC ... Associated Press Unanimous First-Team All-SEC ... Named to Outland and Lombardi Watch List ... Phil Steele Fourth-Team Preseason All-American ... Coaches’ First-Team Preseason All-SEC ... First-Team Preseason All-SEC as voted by members of the media ... First-Team Preseason All-SEC by Sporting News, Rivals.com, Lindy’s, Athlon, Phil Steele, and Blue Ribbon ... Started all 13 games at right tackle ... Part of o-line that allowed 21 sacks in 261 pass attempts ...2009: Coaches' Second-Team All-SEC ... Associated Press Honorable Mention All-SEC ... Phil Steele's Second-Team Midseason All-SEC ... Started all 13 games ... Had 67 knockdown blocks, second most on team ... Part of line that allowed 21 sacks in 364 pass attempts this season ...2008: Second Team Preseason Media All-SEC ... Second Team Preseason Coaches’ All-SEC ... Phil Steele’s Preseason Second Team All-SEC ... Started all 12 games ... Had season-high grade of 92 percent vs. Southern Miss ... Finished with 47 cockroach blocks, 19 pancake blocks and 72 rodeo blocks. 2007: Collegefootballnews.com’s Freshman All-America First Team ... Coaches’ All- SEC Freshman Team ... First-Team Freshman All-American by Scout.com and Rivals.com First Team Freshman All-American ... Sporting News SEC All-Freshman Team and Sporting News First Team Freshman All-America Team ... Started all 13 games on offensive offensive line ... First true freshman at Auburn to start season opener since WR’s Ben Obomanu and Devin Aromoshodu in 2002 ... Only third true freshman during Tuberville era to start in season opener.
Neiko Thorpe heading into Sr season: 2010: Appeared in 14 games with 13 starts ... Third on team with 64 tackles (0.5 for loss) with a team-best nine PBUs (but no interceptions) ... Coaches' Second-Team Preseason All-SEC. 2009: Started all 13 games ... Finished with third-most tackles on team with 84 ... Tied for 12th SEC in passes defended per game (9, 0.75) ... Also forced a fumble … Phil Steele's Third-Team Midseason All-SEC ... Posted a career, team season and game high with 14 tackles vs. Northwestern in Outback Bowl, also had one interception, and last tackle came on final play of game that prevented game-winning TD on fake field goal in overtime, with tackle coming just short of goal line. 2008: Coaches' All-SEC Freshman Team ... Played in 11 games with one start ... Finished with 29 tackles, 20 solo ... Tied for second-most interceptions on team with two and most return interception yardage with 101 ... Also totaled four pass break-ups ... Left game in first half due to ankle injury vs. West Virginia, did not play vs. Ole Miss.
Walter McFadden heading into rSr season: 2008: Finished 12th in SEC in passes defended per game (0.83) ... Started all 12 games, totaling 29 tackles with 1.5 TFL’s for minus 7 yards ... Led team with eight pass break-ups ... Tied for second on team with two interceptions ...Named the Most Improved Defensive Back by the coaching staff following spring drills...2007: Appeared in every game...2006: Played in 11 games, posting two tackles.
Zac Etheridge heading into rSr season: 2009: SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Started 33 consecutive games before suffering season-ending neck injury vs. Ole Miss ... 31st in SEC in tackles per game, 5.8 tpg ... Appeared in nine games, all starts, before season ending neck injury ... Totaled 52 tackles ...2008: Finished 17th in SEC in tackles per game (6.2) ... Started all 12 game at strong safety ... Finished with team-high 75 tackles to go with one interception, three pass break-ups and one QB hurry ...2007: Sporting News Second Team Freshman All-America ... Coaches' All-SEC Freshman Team ... Rivals.com Second team Freshman All-America Team and Scout.com Honorable Mention Freshman All-America ... Started 12 of 13 games at safety position ... Tied for second on team with five PBUs ... Second on team in tackles with 65 stops ... Had 32 tackles including 20 solo in last six games played ...2006: Appeared in three games.
Merrill Johnson heading into rSr season: 2007: 9 GP; 4 GS; 10 Sol-19 TT; Played in nine games, starting in four ... Made 19 tackles, including 10 solo ... 2006: 13 GP; 6 GS; 20 Sol-35 TT, 11 TFL, 9.5 SK, 7 QBH, 3 FF; Played in all 13 games, starting six ... Finished with 33 tackles, including three for loss ... 2005: 11 GP; 0 GS; 11 Sol-21 TT, 1 TFL; The Sporting News SEC All-Freshman Team ... Played in 11 games ... 2004: Redshirted.
Tez Doolittle heading into rSr season: 2008 Preseason: Granted sixth season of eligibility after missing 2007 season...2007: Ruptured an Achilles tendon in August, did not play during 2007 season...2006: 11 GP; 0 GS; 5 Sol-8 TT, 1.5 TFL; Finished with nine tackles, including 1.5 for loss ... 2005: 8 GP; 0 GS; 4 Sol-7 TT, 1.5 TFL, 1 SK, 2 QBH; Played in eight games ... Posted seven tackles, including four solo ... Finished with 1.5 sacks (-5) and two quarterback hurries on the season ... 2004: 3 GP; 0 GS; 3 Sol-3 TT; Played in three games ... Had two tackles, both solo, against The Citadel...2003: Redshirted.
Mario Fannin heading into rSr season: 2010: Streak of 22 consecutive games played with a reception snapped vs. Ole Miss (10/30/10) ... Streak started vs. UGA (11/15/08) ... Became 35th player in AU history to rush for 1,000 yards ... AU career leader in receptions and receiving yards by a running back ... 11th-place in AU career receptions (96) ... Has nine career receiving TD’s, averaging 36.7 yards per scoring catch ... Is 9th in AU history in all-purpose yards (3,274) ... 28th in AU history in rushing yardage (1,366)...Second-Team Preseason All-SEC as voted by members of the media ... DoakWalker Award candidate ... Appeared in 12 games with four starts and totaled 395 rushing yards on 61 carries with five TDs ... Also has 16 receptions for 157 yards and two TD’s ... 2009: Appeared in 13 games with seven starts ... Totaled 990 all-purpose yards with 285 rushing, 413 receiving and 297 KO return yards ...2008: Played in all 12 games with three starts ... Finished third on team with 709 all-purpose yards, with 238 rushing yards, 223 receiving yards and 248 kickoff return yards ...2007: Third on team in rushing (448 yds) and third in scoring (42 pts) ... Led team in kickoff returns (399 yds) and is second in all-purpose yards (1,023) ... Caught at least one pass in eight straight games ...2006: Redshirted.
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