Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Stanley McClover Named SEC Defensive Player Of The Week

AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn junior defensive end Stanley McClover has been named the Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday.

McClover had six tackles including four for 30 yards in losses and registered a 2005 SEC-high 3.5 sacks for minus-29 yards during Auburn's 28-18 victory over Alabama in Saturday's Iron Bowl.

McClover was part of an Auburn defense that set a new school single-game record with 11 sacks and held Alabama to 188 total yards of offense, including just 52 yards during the first three quarters.

McClover has 6.5 sacks and 9.5 tackles for loss in the last three games alone for Auburn, pushing his season totals to 7.0 sacks, which ranks third in the SEC, and 12.5 tackles for loss, which is tied for fifth.

McClover's honor marks the 11th time an Auburn player has been recognized as an SEC Player of the Week this season. The other recipients have included: Will Herring (Defense - Sept. 10), Brad Lester (Freshman - Sept. 17 and Oct. 1), Blake Field (Freshman - Sept. 24), Travis Williams (Defense - Oct. 1), Kenny Irons (Offense - Oct. 15 and Nov. 12), Marquies Gunn (Defensive Lineman - Oct. 29), Leon Hart (Offensive Lineman - Nov. 5) and Joe Cope (Offensive Lineman - Nov. 12).

No. 9 Auburn (7-2, 5-1 SEC) finished the regular season with a 9-2 record and a No. 9 national ranking. The Tigers have clinched at least a share of the SEC Western Division title, pending the outcome of LSU's game vs. Arkansas on Friday.

Courtesy of the Auburn Athletic Department

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