Auburn football: Tigers from all sports recognized on the Plains
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Two Auburn Tigers were recognized as members of the Associated Press’ first-ever Midseason All-America team on Tuesday.
The honors went to senior right guard Braden Smith and cornerback Carlton Davis.
It’s no surprise that Smith claimed yet another honor. He was named first-team All-SEC by the AP and other outlets at the end of last season and has been recognized several times by Pro Football Focus so far this season.
Davis has been a big reason why Kevin Steele’s defense has been a top unit in the country so far this year.
The junior has defended 1.3 passes per game (ranked third in the SEC) and has notched 17 total tackles. He’s also snagged an interception and recovered his first fumble at LSU over the weekend.
Congratulations to Braden Smith & @Carlton_Lowkey on being named AP Midseason All-Americans.
— Auburn Football (@AuburnFootball) October 17, 2017
In other Auburn football news:
- Auburn football dismissed sophomore wide receiver Kyle Davis on Tuesday.
- Auburn football wide receiver Nate Craig-Myers is focused on making plays, not just catches.
- Gus Malzahn says Jarrett Stidham has more flexibility than any other quarterback he’s coached.
- The Auburn offense cowers when lined up against a decent defense.
- Malzahn didn’t spend much time worrying about former Auburn fullback Heath Evans’ critical comments.
Don’t mess with Dodson
Don’t get in the way of senior forward Kristen Dodson, a standout on the Auburn women’s soccer team.
First, Dodson was dubbed the SEC Offensive Player of the Week on Monday. Within 24 hours, she grabbed national Player of the Week honors from TopDrawerSoccer.com.
That’s the second time that Dodson has been named the national athlete of the week, and she’s the first student-athlete in program history to earn the nod twice.
The Illinois native led Auburn soccer’s offense in two straight wins last week, and scored her 10th career game-winning goal in an upset of No. 10 Florida.
Played so nice, she was recognized twice. Kristen Dodson garners national attention. 👏👏
— Auburn Soccer (@AuburnSoccer) October 17, 2017
Headed to media days
Auburn basketball will be represented by a pair of upperclassmen Wednesday at SEC Media Days.
Be on the lookout for center Horace Spencer and shooting guard Bryce Brown’s comments from Nashville.
Also, make sure you’re following SEC Country’s Kyle Tucker, who will be your source for all things SEC media days, hoops style.
Auburn basketball will send Bryce Brown and Horace Spencer to SEC Media Day tomorrow. First time any players have been available this fall.
— Justin Ferguson (@JFergusonAU) October 17, 2017
— Auburn Basketball (@AuburnMBB) October 17, 2017
Tweet of the day
Well, you can’t really blame the two basketball legends for having a little fun about SEC football, right?
Shaquille O'Neal just jabbed Charles Barkley about LSU's comeback win over Auburn on the TNT halftime show. You had to know that was coming.
— Justin Ferguson (@JFergusonAU) October 18, 2017
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