Dec. 8, 2008
AUBURN - Junior defensive end Antonio Coleman was named to the Associated Press All-SEC football first team, while junior defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks was named honorable mention, the league office announced Monday.
Coleman led Auburn with six sacks and 10.5 tackles for loss this season, and those numbers ranked tied for fifth and sixth in the SEC, respectively. He finished the season with 46 tackles (29 solo, 17 assists) and had a team-high 13 quarterback hurries, as well as a forced fumble and a pass break-up. He was named the SEC's Defensive Lineman of the Week following Auburn's 14-12 victory over Tennessee Sept. 27 after collecting four tackles including a sack and 1.5 tackles for loss.
It marked the third straight season that Auburn has had a defensive end named to the All-SEC first team, as Quentin Groves earned the honor in 2006 and 2007.
Marks tied for 10th in the SEC with 10 tackles for loss, and finished the season with 32 tackles overall (15 solo, 17 assists). He also collected two quarterback sacks, two pass break-ups, two quarterback hurries and a blocked field goal.