Award Winners
Auburn Football Tradition
Updated 04/15/14
 
Auburn has produced 15 major college football individual award winners including three Heisman Trophy winners. Cam Newton accumulated the most awards, winning the Heisman, Walter Camp, Davey O'Brien, Manning, Maxwell and AP Player of the Year honors in 2010 while leading Auburn to a national title.
 
 Heisman Trophy
 2010  Cam Newton  Senior  QB  College Park, Ga.
 1985  Bo Jackson  Senior  RB  Bessemer, Ala.
 1971
 
 Pat Sullivan  Senior  QB  Birmingham, Ala.
 Lombardi Trophy
 2010  Nick Fairley  Senior  DT  Mobile, Ala.
 1988
 
 Tracy Rocker  Senior  DT  Atlanta, Ga.
 Outland Trophy
 1988  Tracy Rocker  Senior  DT  Atlanta, Ga.
 1958
 
 Zeke Smith  Senior  G  Walker Springs, Ala.
 Walter Camp Trophy
 2010  Cam Newton  Senior  QB  College Park, Ga.
 1985  Bo Jackson  Senior  RB  Bessemer, Ala.
 1971
 
 Pat Sullivan  Senior  QB  Birmingham, Ala.
 Davey O'Brien Award
 2010
 
 Cam Newton  Senior  QB  College Park, Ga.
 Jim Thorpe Award
 2004
 
 Carlos Rogers  Senior  DB  Augusta, Ga.
 Manning Award
 2010
 
 Cam Newton  Senior  QB  College Park, Ga.
 Maxwell Award
 2010
 
 Cam Newton  Senior  QB  College Park, Ga.
 AP Player of the Year
 2010
 
 Cam Newton  Senior  QB  College Park, Ga.

Nick Fairley
 
2010 | Nick Fairley
In Auburn's national championship season of 2010, Nick Fairley was the first Lombardi Award winner coached by a fellow award winner (1988 recipient Tracy Rocker). Fairley set multiple Auburn single-season records with 11.5 sacks and 24 tackles for loss, and started all 14 games, totaling 60 tackles. In the BCS National Championship game against Oregon, Fairley amassed five solo tackles, three tackles for loss, one sack and one forced fumble on his way to Defensive MVP honors.
 
 
Tracy Rocker
 
1988 | Tracy Rocker
As a premier player for the nation's top-ranked defense, Tracy Rocker made history in 1988 when he became the first SEC player to win both the Outland Trophy and Lombardi Award. Rocker was a three-time All-SEC player at defensive tackle and a two-time All-American. He had 100 tackles in his senior season and recorded 354 total tackles in his career, 48 of which were behind the line of scrimmage. As a freshman in 1985, Rocker led the SEC in tackles by a down lineman.
 
 
Carlos Rogers
 
2004 | Carlos Rogers
During Auburn's perfect 2004 season, Carlos Rogers helped the Tigers lead the country in scoring defense. A consensus All-American, Rogers won the Jim Thorpe Award, presented annually to the nation's best defensive back. Also a finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Award, Rogers tallied 47 stops with two interceptions. A native of Augusta, Ga., Rogers was named All-American by the Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America and Walter Camp. Rogers was the highest Auburn defensive back ever selected when the Washington Redskins picked him ninth overall in the 2005 NFL Draft.
 
 
Zeke Smith
 
1958 | Zeke Smith
Zeke Smith won the Outland Trophy in 1958 as the nation's top lineman. Smith was also selected All-SEC and All-America at guard. Bobby Dodd, then Georgia head coach, called Smith and Kentucky lineman Lou Michaels "...the greatest linemen in the SEC in the past 10 years." After leaving Auburn, Smith played professional football for the Baltimore Colts and New York Giants. Since 1977, Auburn has presented the Zeke Smith Award to the team's Defensive Player of the Year.
  
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