Preseason all-SEC first team (SEC media); second team (Athlon, Phil Steele); third team (Lindy's, CFB Matrix) ... Outland Trophy, Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch lists ... represented Auburn at SEC Media Days.
Veteran defensive tackle who started 11 games for the SEC Champions, the last 10 in a row ... AP All-SEC honorable mention ... three tackles, two TFL against Arkansas State ... four tackles, three TFL, two sacks (-16) vs. Ole Miss ... pair of solo tackles against Western Carolina ... contributed three tackles at Texas A&M ... fumble recovery and three tackles at Arkansas ... made four tackles in Georgia win ... 6-yard sack of A.J. McCarron was one of four tackles in win over Alabama ... two solo tackles in SEC Championship Game vs. Missouri.
Started the last five games of season at defensive tackle ... nine career starts ... had a TFL in the LSU game ... two tackles and a TFL at Ole Miss ... sack and a QB hurry at Vanderbilt ... three tackles and a TFL vs. New Mexico State ... three tackles against Georgia ... TFL against Alabama A&M ... recorded eight tackles at Alabama.
Played in all 13 games with three starts ... recorded his first career tackle against Clemson ... had one tackle, a TFL (-5), at Arkansas ...also forced the first fumble of his career ... recorded one tackle at LSU ... made his first career start against Ole Miss, gaining one tackle with one QB hurry ... starter against Georgia, with a career-best four tackles ... three tackles, one TFL (-2) and one QB hurry in win over Samford ... sack (-7) against Virginia in Chick-fil-A Bowl.
High School Coach: Dell McGee ... listed as the No. 3 defensive tackle and the No. 26 player overall by ESPN.com/Scouts Inc. ... ranked as the No. 7 player in the state of Georgia and the nation's No. 121 player by Rivals.com ... named the No. 13 defensive tackle in the nation by Rivals.com ... listed as the nation's No. 11 defensive tackle by Scout.com ... listed as the No. 110 player in the nation by Scout.com ... Named to the Parade All-America team ... named to the PrepStar Dream Team as the No. 87-ranked player in the nation ... named a SuperPrep All-American, and the nation's No. 25 defensive lineman and the No. 8 recruit from Georgia by SuperPrep ... PrepStar All-American ... No. 47 in the Mobile Press-Register's Super Southeast 120 ... selected to play in the 2011 Under Armour All-American Game following his senior season ... had 88 tackles, including 11 sacks and 12 tackles for loss, while forcing five fumbles as a senior.
Birthday is April 3 . . . son of Viola Wright ... Major: Pre-Communication.