Tigers Receiving National Championship Rings

This report has photographs of the 2010 national football championship rings that are going to the unbeaten Auburn Tigers.

Auburn, Ala.--Auburn football players are receiving their national championship rings this week.

Coach Gene Chizik's Tigers followed their Southeastern Conference Championship victory with a 22-19 victory over the Oregon Ducks in the Bowl Championship Series national title game in Arizona to finish the season 14-0.

During Chizik's second season as head coach of the Tigers his team defeated 10 teams that played in bowl games. The Tigers set an SEC record for total yeards in a season with 6,989 as well as first downs with 344.

Quarterback Cameron Newton won the Heisman Trophy and became the first player in SEC history to rush for 1,000 yards and pass for 2,000 more in the same season. Defensive tackle Nick Fairley won the Lombardi Trophy presented to the nation's top lineman.

The Tigers defeated Arkansas State, Mississippi State, Clemson, South Carolina, Louisiana-Monroe, Kentucky, Arkansas, LSU, Ole Miss, Chattanooga, Georgia and Alabama to finish the regular season with a 12-0 record.

Auburn then coasted to a 56-17 victory in a rematch vs. South Carolina at the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta.

The Tigers, who have a 15-game winning streak dating back to the Outback Trophy victory over Northwestern to close the 2009 season, will open the 2011 season with a home game on Sept. 3rd vs. Utah State.

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