Auburn's Nick Fairley earns SEC Honors

Auburn junior defensive tackle Nick Fairley has been named
the Southeastern Conference Defensive Lineman of the Week, the
conference office announced Monday. Fairley was recognized for his
performance during Auburn's 52-3 victory over ULM on Saturday.

Fairley had a strong performance against the Warhawks despite playing
limited snaps in the second half. He totaled four tackles during the
game, including three solo stops, and all three solo tackles went for
losses (-16 yards). One of those was a quarterback sack (-8 yards).

Fairley was part of a defensive unit that limited ULM to just 38
rushing yards on 33 attempts during the game. The longest rush for the
Warhawks on the day was only nine yards.

Fairley continues to lead the SEC in both tackles for loss and sacks
this season. His 11.5 tackles for loss are tied for third most in the
country this year, and his five sacks are tied for sixth most.

The honor marked the second time this season that Fairley has received
an SEC weekly award. He was named the league's Defensive Player of the
Week Sept. 13 after his performance in a victory at Mississippi State.

Fairley and the No. 8 Tigers (5-0, 2-0 SEC) will visit Kentucky (3-2,
0-2 SEC) this Saturday. Kickoff is slated for 6:30 p.m. CT and the game
will be televised by ESPN2.

Courtesy: Auburn Media Relations