Sen'Derrick Marks Declares for NFL Draft

Auburn junior defensive lineman Sen'Derrick Marks will

forgo his senior year and make himself eligible for the 2009 National

Football League Draft.

A Mobile, Ala., native, Marks started in 37 contests, tallying

114 career tackles including 30.0 tackles for loss and 7.5 quarterback


In 2008, Marks started in 11 contests, finishing with 32

tackles, including 10.0 tackles for loss.  The 6-1, 294-pound Marks was

a Second-Team All-Southeastern Conference selection as voted on by

league coaches.  Marks' 10.0 tackles for loss was second on the Auburn


"I've had a great experience during the last four years at

Auburn," Marks said. "However, I feel that it's in my best interest to

enter my name into the 2009 NFL Draft. It's always been a dream of mine

and I feel that I'm ready to advance to the next level.

"Auburn is, and always will be a special place to me.  I want to

thank all of my coaches at Auburn for giving me the opportunity to play

college football and get an education.  The Auburn family and my

teammates have always been very supportive of my family and me, and for

that I'm very appreciative."

As a freshman in 2006, Marks earned Coaches Freshman All-SEC

team honors and First-Team Freshman All-America honors by

after posting 38 stops with 11.0 TFL.

Marks helped Auburn's defense to a No. 15 ranking nationally in

scoring defense (18.0 ppg) and No. 27 ranking in total defense (317.8