Ziemba Selected By Carolina

Offensive tackle Lee Ziemba was selected by the Carolina Panthers on Saturday.

Auburn, Ala.--It wasn't where anyone expected, but it was better late than never for Auburn offensive tackle Lee Ziemba as he was selected by the Carolina Panthers with the 244th pick, a compensatory pick following the seventh round, on Saturday in the final day of the NFL Draft.

Ziemba will team up once again with Cam Newton after the quarterback was taken first overall by the Panthers on Thursday night.

A four-year starter, Ziemba started 52 consecutive games for the Tigers to set a school record. As a senior he earned the Jacobs Blocking Trophy as the SEC's top offensive blocker. He was the sixth Auburn player to receive the award.

Ziemba performs in the Senior Bowl

Voted an All-American by several publications following the 2010 season, Ziemba helped anchor an offensive line that set numerous school and SEC records on the way to the BCS National Championship. During a six-game stretch last season in Southeastern Conference action Auburn ran for over 300 yards in every game.

Versatility could be the key for Ziemba as he played both left tackle and right tackle in his career at Auburn. He's expected to get his first shot on the right side for the Panthers.


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