Lombardi Award winner Nick Fairley is skipping his senior season at Auburn to enter the NFL draft.

By: AP
By: AP
   AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- Lombardi Award winner Nick Fairley is skipping his senior season at Auburn to enter the NFL draft.

Auburn quarterback Cameron Newton (2) celebrates with teammate Nick Fairley following the Tigers' 28-27, come-back win against Alabama on Friday in the Iron Bowl.

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- Lombardi Award winner Nick Fairley is skipping his senior season at Auburn to enter the NFL draft.
The potential No. 1 overall draft pick announced his decision Friday at his old high school in Mobile. He says he didn't make up his mind until a few hours earlier.
Fairley says there wasn't much left for him to accomplish at Auburn after helping lead the Tigers to a national championship.
Fairley was the defensive MVP in the BCS title game against Oregon. He had a sack, three tackles for a loss and a forced fumble. He also led the Southeastern Conference with 24 tackles for a loss and had a school-record 11.5 sacks.
Fairley played two seasons at Auburn after transferring from junior college.


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