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article imageNCAAF: Auburn loses another with Fairley leaving

By Kristofor Molson     Jan 14, 2011 in Sports
Mobile - Looks like Auburn University will be losing another star off their National Championship team with their leader on defense Nick Fairley declaring for the 2011 NFL Draft.
Nick Fairley who demolished the Oregon’s offensive line by himself is looking to take that talent and do the same in the pros.
Fairley is a junior that transferred from a junior college to play at Auburn and has played there the last two seasons. He will forgo his senior year to take his 6-foot-5, 298 pound frame to whichever team feels he is worth their pick. Most of the pro scouts are deeming him a first round pick for sure with a real chance of being the number one pick overall.
Fairley won the Lombardi Award this year for best defensive lineman putting up 56 tackles overall with a SEC leading 24 tackles for a loss. He also had 11.5 sacks and set a school record with those 11.5 sacks. Fairley was named the defensive MVP of the BCS National Championship Game in the Auburn win against Oregon 22 – 19. Fairley had one sack, three tackles with a force fumble, but those stats do no justice to how he took that game over defensively.
He made this announcement at his high school alma mater, Williamson High School, in Mobile Alabama today. He has to make had to make his announcement because underclassmen only have till Saturday to declare for the draft.
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