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Seven Auburn Players On SEC Football Media Days Preseason All-League Teams

Three Auburn players were named to preseason all-league teams selected by media covering the SEC's annual football media days event.

Alex Kozan (above) will be a senior for the coming AU football season.

Birmingham, Ala.--Seven Auburn players, including first team selections Alex KozanCarl Lawson and Daniel Carlson, have been named to the 2016 SEC Football Media Days preseason all-league teams.

Carlson, a junior kicker, was one of three finalists for the Lou Groza Award in 2015 that goes to college football’s top kicker. Carlson hit 23-26 field goals last season and was 40-40 on PAT kicks. On his 59 kickoffs there were 49 touchbacks.

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Daniel Carlson is shown at Auburn's A-Day spring game.

Kozan, a senior offensive guard, has played in and started 27 games during his time at Auburn. In 2013, as a redshirt freshman, he earned Freshman All-SEC and Freshman All-America honors. Kozan missed the 2014 season with a back injury.

Lawson, a redshirt junior, also missed the 2014 season with an injury and was hurt again in the opening game last year. He returned for the final six games and finished with five solo tackles, 12 assists and one sack.

Senior defensive tackle Montravius Adams is a second team All-SEC pick. He made 16 solo tackles with 28 assists and 2 1/2 sacks as a junior. He was Auburn's leading tackler on the defensive front.

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Montravius Adams has been a major contributor for the Tigers since his freshman season.

Third team selections include junior offensive guard Braden Smith and senior running back Jovon Robinson along with senior defensive back Johnathan Ford, who plays the nickel position for the Tigers.

Smith finished the 2015 season as a second team All-SEC pick at right guard. He started every game there except for one he started at right tackle. He was a Freshman All-SEC selection in 2014.

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Braden Smith has played guard, tackle and tight end for the Tigers.

Robinson rushed for 639 yards on 117 carries and finished the season as the MVP?of Auburn’s Birmingham Bowl victory vs. Memphis.

Ford made 118 tackles last season to lead the Tigers in that category for a second straight year. He opened the season at safety and finished it playing nickel.

Coach Gus Malzahn’s Tigers will begin preseason practice on August 3rd and open the season a month later with a home game vs. Clemson.

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