Irons Wins National Player of the Week Honor

Auburn, Ala.--Kenny Irons has been named the Cingular Wireless/ABC Sports All-America Player of the Week honor for his performance in Auburn's 31-30 victory over the Georgia Bulldogs.

Irons rushed for 179 yards on 37 carries and two touchdowns. He also caught three passes for the Tigers, who improved their record to 8-1 overall and 6-1 in the SEC.

In nationwide voting by fans, Irons received 46 percent of the vote. Ohio State linebacker A.J. Hawk was second with 33 percent. Miami quarterback Kyle Wright was third with 18 percent and UCLA quarterback Drew Olson received 13 percent of the vote.

Irons is the third Auburn player to win the award in 2004 and 2005 joining tailback Carnell Williams and quarterback Jason Campbell who did it during Auburn's 13-0 2004 season.

Irons and Georgia quarterback D.J. Shockley are the only SEC players who have won the award this year. Kenny Irons and his brother David Irons are both starters for the Tigers. David is a senior cornerback.

Irons leads the SEC in rushing this year with 1,102 yards. He and his Tigers will wrap up the regular season on Saturday vs. visiting Alabama. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. from Jordan-Hare Stadium.


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