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 Rivals.com
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