AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic vs. Nebraska (AP
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12-28-06 Cotton Bowl pratice
Cotton Bowl practice
Coaches' All-SEC First-Team (unanimous) ... Associated Press All-SEC First-Team (unanimous) ... Rivals.com Third-Team All-America ... Named SEC Offensive Player of the Week Nov. 14 for his efforts against Georgia .. SEC Offensive Player of the Week Oct. 17 for his efforts against Arkansas ... Played in all 12 games, starting nine ... Posted 1,293 rushing yards, the sixth-best single-season total in AU history ... 256 rushing attempts is fourth-best in an AU single-season ... 13 rushing touchdowns is tied for sixth best in single-season ... Led the SEC averaging 107.8 rushing yards per game ... Also paced in the conference with 117.6 yards per game (941 total) in SEC games ... Averaged 128 yards per game and 4.9 yards per carry in his last eight regular season games (averaged just 10.8 carries in his first five games) ... Averaged 147.7 yards per game over the last six regular season games ... Finished with eight 100-yard games including one 200-yard game ... 218 yards against LSU was the third-best effort in the SEC this season ... Rushed for at least 100 yards in six straight games (Arkansas, LSU, Ole Miss, Kentucky, Georgia, Alabama), the first AU running back to accomplish the feat since Joe Cribbs in 1978 ... Had 100 yards in the first half of four games ... Fourth AU running back to combine for 400 yards in two straight games (182 against Arkansas, 218 against LSU), joining Bo Jackson, James Brooks and Joe Cribbs ... 400 yards is the seventh-best two-game total in team history ... Rushed 22 times for 88 yards against Wisconsin in the Capital One Bowl ... Also caught one pass for 21 yards against the Badgers ... Posted his sixth-straight 100 yard game with 103 yards on 28 carries against Alabama ... Scored on an 8-yard run in the first quarter against the Crimson Tide ... Had his fifth-straight 100-yard game against Georgia, finishing with 179 yards and two touchdowns on 37 carries ... Posted touchdown runs of 30 and 6 yards, respectively, against the Bulldogs ... Posted 125 yards in the first half against Georgia ... Rushed for 103 yards on 23 carries against Kentucky, rushing for touchdowns of 9, 1 and 2 yards, respectively ... Did not post a carry in the second half against the Wildcats ... Finished with 101 yards against Ole Miss, marking his third straight game over the century mark ... Posted a 4-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter against the Rebels ... Gained 218 yards on 27 carries against LSU ... 218 yards is 14th-best mark in AU history ... Posted a 74-yard rushing touchdown (Auburn's longest play from scrimmage this season) in the third quarter and added a 36-yard rush early in the fourth quarter against the Tigers ... Rushed 33 times for 182 yards against Arkansas for an average of 5.5 yards per carry ... Of the 182 yards against Arkansas, 126 came in the second half ... Ran for just 27 yards on 11 carries against South Carolina, but scored on touchdown runs of 1 and 2 yards, respectively ... Led Auburn with four receptions for 40 yards against the Gamecocks ... Posted his second straight 100-yard game, rushing 18 times for 111 yards against Western Kentucky ... Scored on an 8-yard run with three minutes left in the first quarter against the Hilltoppers ... Named the Coaches' Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts against Ball State ... Rushed 11 times for 147 yards (13.4 avg.) and two touchdowns against Ball State ... Second touchdown was a 68-yard run in the second quarter ... First touchdown was a 13-yarder that opened Auburn's scoring in the first quarter ... Finished with 28 yards rushing against Mississippi State on a team-high 13 carries ... Caught one pass for 23 yards against the Bulldogs ... It was his second reception of more than 20 yards all-time against Mississippi State ... His first came in 2002 as a freshman at South Carolina ... Rushed once for six yards against Georgia Tech.
Received the Off-Season Conditioning Award from the coaching staff.
Transferred from South Carolina and enrolled at Auburn in January ... Scored a touchdown on a five-yard run in the A-Day game ... Sat out the 2004 season per NCAA transfer rules.
Played at South Carolina and rushed for 51 yards on 19 carries and one touchdown during the season ... Also caught two passes for eight yards ... Rushed for 26 yards and a touchdown against Louisiana-Lafayette ... Played in five games, starting one.
As a true freshman, earned a letter after appearing in nine games with one start ... Rushed for 201 yards on 47 carries ... Also had four catches for 63 yards and one touchdown on a 30-yard catch and run against Mississippi State ... Rushed for a season-high 43 yards on 12 attempts against Mississippi State.
Rushed for 1,985 yards as a senior ... PrepStar All- American ... Sporting News Top 25 ... Named to the Atlanta Journal Constitution's Top 11 ... Gwinnett County Back of the Year ... Played in the Georgia-Florida High School All-Star Game.
Born Sept. 15, 1983 ... Son of David Irons ... Brother of teammate David Irons ... Majoring in economics (liberal arts).