Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 01/14/11: #1 Junior DT Projected: Round(s) 1 for 2012 NFL Draft 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.
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