AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Tackle Nick Fairley has become No. 3 Auburn's defensive version of quarterback Cam Newton.
Fairley also is a junior college transfer who has been wreaking
havoc on opposing teams during the Tigers' rise to the top of the
Coach Gene Chizik says Fairley's performance in last weekend's
LSU game makes it hard to deny "that he's one of the best
defensive linemen in the country."
Fairley has been the league's most productive tackle
statistically. His 7½ sacks trails only Georgia linebacker Justin
Houston in the SEC (9.0). Fairley is first in the league and third
nationally with 17 tackles for loss.
Fairley the Tigers play at Mississippi on Saturday.
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