| Kevin Sears
Played in 10 games, starting three ... Started and posted two tackles, including one for loss (-1), against Ole Miss ... Tied for fourth on the team with five tackles against LSU ... Among the team leaders with five solo tackles against Arkansas ... Finished with four tackles, including one for loss (-6), against South Carolina ... Posted three solo tackles, including a tackle for loss (-2), against Western Kentucky ... Finished with one tackle against Ball State ... Posted four tackles against Georgia Tech, including three solo.
Starter at linebacker ... Played in and started 12 games ...
Finished with 29 tackles, including 20 solo ... Had four and a half tackles
for loss (-12) ... Also had one interception, it coming against Alabama
... Recorded four tackles with two for loss (-9) against Virginia Tech in
the Nokia Sugar Bowl ... Finished with two tackles against Tennessee in
the SEC Championship ... Intercepted a pass off a tipped ball at the
Auburn 1-yard line against Alabama ... Held out of the Kentucky game
with a shoulder injury ... Recorded four tackles including one for loss
against Arkansas ... Totaled five tackles in win over LSU ... Started first
career game against Louisiana-Monroe and finished with three tackles ...
Named the Coaches' Defensive Player of the Week for his performance
Part of the playing rotation at linebacker ... Played in 12 games ... Totaled two tackles against Georgia ... Finished with two tackles and two quarterback hurries against Mississippi State ... Totaled two tackles against Arkansas ... Had three tackles against Vanderbilt and Western Kentucky.
Joined the Auburn team in December upon qualification.
Coached by Perry Swindall at Russellville High School ... Finished senior season with 68 tackles, two sacks, two fumble recoveries, two interceptions, one of which was returned 50 yards for a touchdown ... Led Russellville to a berth in the state 6A semifinal game ... Part of a secondary that only allowed 78 yards passing per game in 2001 ... Three-year starter ... As a junior, registered 77 tackles, seven interceptions and seven broken up passes ... Also saw time at wide receiver and on special teams ... Two-time 5A all-state selection ... Birmingham News 5A All-State selection ... Huntsville Times Elite 11 ... Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report All-Southeast Team selection ...Prep Star All-Region selection ... Also lettered in basketball.
Cousin of former Auburn offensive lineman Colin Sears ...Full name is Kevin O'Brian Sears ... Born July 1, 1983 ... Son of Henreatte Sears and Calvin Woods.