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MY JOURNEY

MY JOURNEY

Professional Highlights

Nick Fairley is an American football defensive tackle for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). Fairley was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the first round of the 2011 Draft. He also played for the St. Louis Rams.

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The Draft

Only four days after the 2011 BCS National Championship Game, Fairley decided to forgo his final year of eligibility, entering the 2011 NFL Draft. He was initially projected to be the first pick in the draft. His measurements at the combine showed him to be 6 feet 3 7/8 inches tall and 291 pounds, somewhat less than his listing of 6-5 and 300 pounds at Auburn. After the NFL Combine, he was projected in the 8-12 range. Fairley was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the first round as the 13th pick overall.

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Auburn University

CAREER -- Won 2010 Lombardi Trophy, becoming second player in school history to win the award joining his position coach, Tracy Rocker who won the award in 1988 ... Set AU single-season record of 24.0 TFL's in 2010, setting record against South Carolina in SEC Championship Game ... Also set AU single-season record with 11.5 sacks during junior season, setting record against Oregon in BCS National Championship Game ... Earned Defensive MVP honors of BCS National Championship Game vs. Oregon.

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