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Will Herring
Will Herring

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Opelika, AL

High School:
Opelika

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 221

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
08/28/1983

Experience:
3L

CAREER:
Has played in 40 career games, starting the last 36 straight ... Has three double-digit tackle efforts.

2006:
Received the Eddie Welch Attitude and Effort Award for the defense during spring drills ... Moved from free safety to linebacker during spring drills.

2005:
Coaches' All-SEC Second-Team ... Associated Press All-SEC Second-Team ... AFCA Good Works First Team ... SEC Good Works Team Player of the Week (Sept. 10) ... Named the SEC Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 12 after the Mississippi State game ... Played in and started all 12 games ... Led the team with 69 tackles ... Finished with five tackles, including four solo, against Wisconsin in the Capital One Bowl ... Also had a quarterback hurry against the Badgers ... Posted six tackles against Alabama ... Near the team lead with five tackles, four solo, against Georgia ... Led the Tigers with nine tackles, including eight solo, against Kentucky ... Posted two tackles for loss (-3) against the Wildcats ... Tied for the team-high with seven tackles against LSU ... Named the Coaches' Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts against Arkansas ... Tied for the team lead with seven tackles against Arkansas ... Blocked Arkansas' 38-yard field goal attempt in the second quarter ... Finished with four tackles against South Carolina ... Tied for the team lead with five tackles, including two solo, against Western Kentucky ... Posted two tackles, both assisted, against Ball State ... For second straight game, was among Auburn's tackle leaders against Mississippi State, earning him SEC Defensive Player of the Week honors ... Finished with five against Bulldogs, in addition to half a sack (-1) and a fumble recovery in the end zone for an Auburn touchdown ... Posted a career-high 13 tackles against Georgia Tech ... Accumulated six solo and seven assisted against the Yellow Jackets.

2004:
Second on the team with 61 tackles ... Has started 24 consecutive games ... Recorded four tackles against Virginia Tech in the Nokia Sugar Bowl ... Made a goal line tackle late in the second quarter to keep the Hokies off the scoreboard ... Finished with three tackles against Tennessee in the SEC Championship game ... Totaled seven tackles and broke up a pass against Alabama ... Recovered a fumble and totaled six tackles against Georgia ... Intercepted a pass in the third quarter and had five tackles including one for loss against Ole Miss ... Finished with five tackles against Arkansas ... Led Auburn with a career-high 12 tackles including several key open-field tackles against Tennessee ... Tied for a team-high with eight tackles against LSU ... Finished with two stops, including a tackle for loss against Mississippi State ... Intercepted his fourth career pass against Louisiana-Monroe ...Also intercepted a pass against The Citadel ...Named the Coaches' Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against The Citadel.

2003:
Finished sixth on the team with 46 tackles ... Started the last 11 games at safety and played in all 13 ... Named first-team Freshman All-SEC by The Sporting News and the coaches ... Tied for the team lead with three interceptions ... Intercepted a pass in the fourth quarter which set up Auburn's game-winning touchdown against Wisconsin in the Music City Bowl ... Intercepted a pass in the fourth quarter and totaled three tackles against Alabama ... Led the team with eight tackles against Georgia ... Totaled a season-high 10 tackles including one tackle for loss against Ole Miss ... Finished with four tackles and broke up a pass in the end zone against LSU ... Intercepted his first career pass in the second quarter which resulted in an Auburn touchdown and had two tackles including one for loss (-2) against Mississippi State ... Registered five tackles against Arkansas ... Finished with four tackles, a quarterback hurry and a broken up pass against Tennessee ... Tied for the team lead with four tackles in a start against Western Kentucky ... Started against Vanderbilt and finished with two tackles and a fumble recovery ... Selected as the Defensive MVP of A-Day after intercepting a pass and registering two tackles.

2003:
Selected as the Defensive MVP of A-Day after intercepting a pass and registering two tackles.

2002:
Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL:
Played quarterback in high school, finishing with 1,026 yards rushing on 122 carries (8.4 average) and 11 touchdowns and 952 yards passing and 10 touchdowns as a senior ...Helped lead Opelika to a 10-2 record in 2001... Passed for 915 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for 545 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior ...Three-year starter at quarterback and led team to a 30-6 record during career ... Final career numbers were 2,638 yards passing with 22 touchdowns and 1,632 yards rushing with 27 touchdowns ... Two-time Opelika High School Offensive MVP ... Opelika-Auburn News Super 10 ...Columbus Ledger-Enquirer Dandy Dozen ... Ranked as one of the top 20 players in the state of Alabama by SuperPrep Magazine ...Prep Star All-Region selection ... Also played baseball and was a two-time all-area selection ... Member of the National Honor Society.

PERSONAL:
Born Aug. 28, 1983 ... Son of Libba and Ron Herring ... Two siblings, Laura (24) and Rusty (20) ... Majoring in exercise science.

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