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Nick Fairley
Nick Fairley

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mobile, Ala.

High School:
Williamson

Last College:
Copiah-Lincoln JC

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 298

Position:
DL

CAREER -- Won 2010 Lombardi Trophy, becoming second player in school history to win the award joining his position coach, Tracy Rocker who won the award in 1988 ... Set AU single-season record of 24.0 TFL's in 2010, setting record against South Carolina in SEC Championship Game ... Also set AU single-season record with 11.5 sacks during junior season, setting record against Oregon in BCS National Championship Game ... Earned Defensive MVP honors of BCS National Championship Game vs. Oregon.

2010 -- Lombardi Award winner (nation's best lineman) ... Nagurski Award finalist ... Associated Press SEC Defensive Player of the Year ... FWAA All-America Team ... Walter Camp All-America Team ... Sporting News First-Team All-America ... SI.com First-Team All-America ... Associated Press First-Team All-America ... CBSSports.com First-Team All-America ... Rivals.com First-Team All-America ... Coaches' First-Team All-SEC ... Associated Press Unanimous First-Team All-SEC ... Phil Steele First-Team All-SEC ... ESPN.com All-SEC ... Outland Trophy semi-finalist ... CBSSports.com Midseason All-America ... Phil Steele's Midseason All-America First-Team ... SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week (11/26-27) ... SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week (10/23) ... SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week (10/16) ... SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week (10/2) ... SEC Defensive Player of the Week (9/13) ... Started all 14 games and totaled 60 tackles with 24.0 TFL's and 11.5 sacks ... Had at least 1.0 TFL in 12 of 14 games and a sack in eight games ... 1st in SEC / 12th in NCAA in sacks (11.5) and 1st in TFL's (3rd in NCAA) (24.0) ... Started season opener vs. Arkansas State and registered career-best 1.5 sacks (minus 8 yards) and four total tackles ... In SEC opener at Mississippi State, turned in total performance with career-best 2.5 TFL's and 1.5 sacks, a fumble recovery and first career INT ... First player since Sen'Derrick Marks in 2007 to have fumble recovery and INT in a game ... Matched career high with five total tackles vs. MSU and recorded three QB hurries ... Against Clemson, set career highs with 3.0 TFL's (minus 10 yards) seven total tackles ... Also had one sack (minus 8 yards) and four QB hurries ... Against South Carolina, had five QB hurries with 1.5 TFL's (minus 2 yards) and two total tackles ... Against ULM, totaled four tackles and tied then career-high with 3.0 TFL's (minus 16 yards) and 1.0 sack (minus 8 yards) ... Against Kentucky, tallied three solo tackles and a TFL for minus 3 yards ... Against Arkansas, tallied one TFL (minus 2 yards) to go with eight tackles (five solo) and a pair of QB hurries ... Against LSU, set career-best with 3.5 TFL's and 2.5 sacks ... Also had six total tackles with one QB hurry ... Totaled four tackles vs. Ole Miss with one TFL for minus 1 yard ... Started but did not have a tackle in limited snaps vs. UTC ... Against Georgia, totaled four tackles, with two solo, and three QB hurries ... Against Alabama, totaled four tackles with 2.0 sacks for minus 15 yards, a forced and recovered fumble and one QB hurry ... Forced fumble on sack of Alabama QB Greg McElroy that halted Tide scoring threat at the AU 8-yard line late in second quarter ... In SEC Championship Game vs. South Carolina, totaled four tackles with one sack for minus 2 yards with a pair of QB hurries ... Against Oregon in BCS National Championship Game, named Defensive MVP after registering five solo tackles with 3.0 TFL's for minus 14 yards and one sack for minus 7 yards and one forced fumble.

2009 -- Appeared in 13 games with two starts ... Totaled 28 tackles with 3.5 TFLs ... Started first career game in season opener vs. Louisiana Tech ... Recorded five tackles with half a TFL, one fumble recovery and two QBH ... Had half a TFL (minus 3 yards), two QB hurries and three total tackles vs. West Virginia ... Recorded one tackle vs. Ball State ... Recorded first blocked PAT of career in win over Tennessee ... Block came on UT's first score near the end of the first half and gave Auburn a 13-6 edge ... Posted three tackles, with one solo, vs. Arkansas ... Registered a TFL (minus 2 yards) as only tackle vs. Kentucky ... Had one tackle vs. LSU ... Picked up one assisted tackle vs. Ole Miss ... Logged one tackle vs. Furman ... Had strong showing vs. Georgia, recording first career sack, 1.0 for minus 14 yards, and finished with two total tackles ... Against Alabama, had half a sack (minus 1 yard), three QB hurries and four total tackles ... Started vs. Northwestern in Outback Bowl ... Tied season high with five tackles, all solo stops, vs. Wildcats.

JUNIOR COLLEGE -- Junior College Coach: Glenn Davis ... Played at Copiah- Lincoln CC in Wesson, Miss. ... All-Region XII in state of Mississippi in 2008 at defensive tackle ... Had 63 tackles including nine for loss and seven quarterback sacks in seven games ... Redshirted in 2007.

HIGH SCHOOL -- Williamson High School Coach: Bobby Parrish ... Spent time on both sides of the ball as a senior, grading out at 97 percent on the offensive line and catching five passes for 150 yards at tight end, while making more than 90 tackles on defense ... Named a 5A Lineman of the Year finalist and to the 5A All-State team by the ASWA ... Ranked 28th among offensive guards and 15th overall in Alabama by rivals.com ... Ranked No. 32 at the offensive tackle position by Espn.com ... Selected to the Mobile Press- Register's Elite 18 Alabama recruits list and the paper's Super Southeast 120 ... Played in the AHSAA North/South All-Star game as a junior.

PERSONAL -- Born Jan. 23, 1988 ... Son of Paula Rogers and Herbert Rogers ... Major: Philosophy.

FAIRLEY'S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS
YEARG/GS TT UT AT TFL-YDS QBS-YDS FF/FR PD I/YDS
2009 13/2 28 14 14 3.5-20 1.5-15 0/1 0 0/0
2010 14/14 60 36 24 24.0-106 11.5-74 2/2 0 1/1
Totals 27/16 88 50 38 27.5-126 13.0-89 2/3 0 1/1