Karlos Dansby was named an All-American by the American Football Coaches Association after leading the Auburn defense to a number five national ranking in total defense in 2003. As a senior, Dansby collected a team-leading 84 tackles including 14 tackles for loss. He also forced four fumbles and broke up six passes. A semifinalist for the Butkus Award, Dansby was a two-time All-SEC selection. He also named the Atlanta Touchdown Club Defensive Back of the Year. In 2001, he was invited to the ESPY Awards for an acrobatic interception and ensuing pass he made in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.