As Auburn's leading tackler for three seasons, Gregg Carr was the SEC's most honored athlete in 1984. As a senior, he was a consensus All-American, National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete and one of the NCAA's Top Five Student-Athletes. Carr was nominated for the Lombardi Award in 1984. A three-time All-SEC selection and a four-time Academic All-SEC team member, he was Auburn's leading tackler as a sophomore and junior and the second leading tackler as a senior. After his Auburn career, Carr played briefly with the Pittsburgh Steelers.