Oct. 23, 2006
AUBURN - Auburn offensive tackle King Dunlap has been named the Southeastern Conference's offensive lineman of the week, the conference office announced Monday.
Dunlap was part of an offensive line that enabled Auburn running backs to rush for 220 yards on 41 carries, including two touchdowns, in the 38-13 win over Tulane Saturday at Pat Dye Field at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
Dunlap, a junior, participated in 52 plays in the win, earning a 99 percent overall grade. He accumulated four pancakes, four cockroach blocks and four rodeo blocks against the Green Wave.
Dunlap now has 20 rodeo blocks and 19 cockroach blocks in eight games this season. He has also accumulated 15 pancakes.
He is the seventh Auburn player - and third offensive lineman -- to receive weekly honors this season from the SEC. He follows Kenny Irons (offense - Sept. 4), Ben Grubbs (offensive lineman - Sept. 11), Kody Bliss (special teams - Sept. 18), Matt Clark (special teams - Sept. 25), Tim Duckworth (offensive lineman - Oct. 2) and Quentin Groves (defense - Oct. 16).
Dunlap and the Tigers travel to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Miss., Saturday to play Ole Miss. The game, which kicks off at 11:30 a.m. CT., will be televised live by Lincoln Financial Sports.