Dansby Selected To All-American Team

Auburn, Ala.--Senior linebacker Karlos Dansby has been named to the American Football Coaches Association All-American team.

Going into Auburn's bowl game, Dansby has 74 tackles this season with 12 for losses, including four quarterback sacks. In three seasons, each as a starter, he has 209 career tackles with 8 1/2 sacks and eight interceptions as an outside linebacker and strong safety.

The Birmingham native is the 23rd Auburn player to be selected to the AFCA All-American team than has been named annually since 1945. Damon Duval made it as a kicker following his junior season in 2001.

Courtney Taylor

Two other Auburn football players won Freshman All-SEC honors from The Sporting News. Wide receiver Courtney Taylor from Carrollton, who redshirted last season, was selected to the squad along with safety Will Herring from Opelika, who also redshirted last year.

Taylor started five games this year and caught 31 passes for 366 yards despite being slowed by nagging injuries for part of the season.

Will Herring

Herring broke into the starting lineup in game three and finished the regular season with 44 tackles, which is sixth on the team. Herring had two interceptions, including one that set up the winning score in Auburn's victory over Alabama.

Last season offensive tackle Marcus McNeill and tight end Cooper Wallace made the All-Freshman team.

Dansby is one of five SEC players to make the All-American team. He is joined by defensive back Sean Jones and defensive end David Pollack of Georgia, offensive tackle Shane Andrews of Arkansas and defensive back Cory Webster of LSU.

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