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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Nick Fairley, Lee Ziemba named to FWAA All-America team; Cam Newton left off

Two Auburn Tigers made the Football Writers Association of America's All-American team, but the one who will win the Heisman Trophy tonight wasn't one of them.

Defensive tackle Nick Fairley and left tackle Lee Ziemba both made the team, while quarterback Cam Newton was beaten out for the quarterback spot by Boise State's Kellen Moore.

Here are Auburn's writeups on Fairley and Ziemba:

  • Fairley leads the SEC and ranks eighth nationally with a school record 21 tackles for loss, and also ranks second in the league with 10.5 quarterback sacks. Fairley, who was named SEC Defensive Player or Defensive Lineman of the Week five times this season, is fifth on the team with 55 tackles this year, and has also recovered two fumbles, forced one fumble, intercepted a pass and has 21 quarterback hurries. He was named the winner of the Rotary Lombardi Award as the nation’s top collegiate offensive or defensive lineman.
  • Ziemba has started all 51 games since arriving at Auburn during his true freshman year, setting a school record for total starts and consecutive starts. This season he helped Auburn's record-setting offense lead the SEC in scoring offense (42.7), total offense (497.7), rushing offense (287.2) and first downs (24.3). The Tigers rushed for more than 300 yards against six consecutive SEC opponents for the first time in school history, and have scored at least 50 points a school-record six times this season.
Here's the full team:
QB Kellen Moore, Boise State 6-0 191 Jr. Prosser, Wash.
B LaMichael James, Oregon 5-9 185 So. Texarkana, Texas
B Denard Robinson, Michigan 6-0 188 So. Deerfield Beach, Fla.
WR Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State 6-1 207 So. Ardmore, Okla.
WR Ryan Broyles, Oklahoma 5-11 183 Jr. Norman, Okla.
WR Alshon Jeffery, South Carolina 6-4 233 So. St. Matthews, S.C.
OL Gabe Carimi, Wisconsin 6-7 327 Sr. Cottage Grove, Wis.
OL Rodney Hudson, Florida State 6-2 282 Sr. Mobile, Ala.
OL Nate Solder, Colorado 6-9 315 Sr. Buena Vista, Colo.
OL Lee Ziemba, Auburn 6-8 319 Sr. Rogers, Ark.
C Mike Brewster, Ohio State 6-5 293 Jr. Orlando, Fla.

DL Da'Quan Bowers, Clemson 6-4 275 Jr. Bamberg, S.C.
DL Wayne Daniels, TCU 6-2 250 Sr. Kilgore, Texas
DL Nick Fairley, Auburn 6-5 298 Jr. Mobile, Ala.
DL Ryan Kerrigan, Purdue 6-4 263 Sr. Muncie, Ind.
LB Justin Houston, Georgia 6-3 258 Jr. Statesboro, Ga.
LB Greg Jones, Michigan State 6-1 240 Sr. Cincinnati, Ohio
LB Luke Kuechly, Boston College 6-3 235 So. Cincinnati, Ohio
DB Prince Amukamara, Nebraska 6-1 205 Sr. Glendale, Ariz.
DB Mark Barron, Alabama 6-2 210 Jr. Mobile, Ala.
DB Chimdi Chekwa, Ohio State 6-0 190 Sr. Clermont, Fla.
DB Patrick Peterson, LSU 6-1 222 Jr. Pompano Beach, Fla.

K Josh Jasper, LSU 5-11 171 Sr. Memphis, Tenn.
P Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma State 6-1 194 So. Mansfield, Texas
RS Cliff Harris, Oregon 5-11 180 So. Fresno, Calif.


Jared said...

Is this a joke?

RW said...


I mean I don't care since he's gotten so much recognition already, but to leave Cam off is pretty crazy. Next to Cam, Moore looks (and would probably play) like a 12 year old.

Anonymous said...

How the hell is Cam left off.

How the hell is Denard Robinson a back?

What are these guys smoking?

Anonymous said...

WOW the FWAA is a laughing stock! What a joke! Denard Robinson a back? Cam not on the team? What a bunch of bafoons!