AUBURN AL - OCTOBER 23: Nick Fairley #90 of the Auburn Tigers sacks quarterback Jordan Jefferson #9 of the LSU Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on October 23 2010 in Auburn Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Auburn's Nick Fairley Named Lombardi Trophy Winner

Nick Fairley of Auburn has won the Lombardi Award, which goes to college football's best lineman.

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Auburn's Nick Fairley Named Lombardi Trophy Winner

Wednesday night in Houston, TX, Auburn's Nick Fairley was awarded the trophy for most outstanding college lineman in the nation for 2010. He beat out Clemson's Da'Quan Bowers, Iowa's Adrian Clayborn and TCU's Jake Kirkpatrick.

Fairley, a defensive tackle, leads the SEC with a school-record 21 tackles for loss. He is second in the league with 10.5 sacks. He has also recovered two fumbles and intercepted a pass. He is fifth on the team with 55 tackles. He was named the SEC's defensive player of the year by the Associated Press on Monday.

Fairley is also a finalist for the Bednarik Award, which goes to the nation's top defender.

Fairley accepted the award alongside his position coach Tracy Rocker, won also the award in 1988.

For more on Fairley's trophy win and more Auburn updates, keep an eye on Track Em Tigers.

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