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Monday, October 4, 2010

DT Nick Fairley earns SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week honors for the second time this year

Another week, another award for Auburn. Defensive tackle Nick Fairley was named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week for his performance against Louisiana-Monroe.

It's the second time Fairley has won an SEC award. He won SEC Defensive Player of the Week after Auburn's victory against Mississippi State.

The Tigers have been honored by the SEC on offense or defense six times in five weeks (Cam Newton twice, Fairley twice and Josh Bynes and Mike Blanc once each).

Fairley, a junior, dominated the Warhawks, despite playing barely any snaps in the second half. He had four tackles, getting three tackles for a loss of 16 yards. One was a sack of eight yards.

Fairley leads the SEC in sacks (5) and tackles for loss (11.5). He is tied for sixth nationally in sacks and tied for third in TFLs.

Asked yesterday if he had taken his game to another level this year, Fairley said, "A little bit. I'm not saying I've gotten all the attention. The guys around me have helped me, for real. If it weren't for Antoine Carter a couple of times, the quarterback would have been stepping out of the pocket. ...

"Working together as a unit. A unit thing. That's basically helping me out, allowing me to make plays."


scottie burns said...

dude is a stud. no doubt.

AUsome04 said...

He AB, I think Fairley won Defensive Player of the Week awards earlier this season. The D-line award is different I think. War Eagle

Andy Bitter said...

Sure enough, it was Defensive Player of the Week. Good catch.