Auburn defesnive tackle Nick Fairley, the 2010 Lombardi Trophy winner, has declared for the 2011 NFL draft. The Associated Press, courtesy of, has the story, below.

Quarterback Darron Thomas #1 of the Oregon Ducks is sacked by Nick Fairley #90 of the Auburn Tigers in the first half in the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 10, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona.


Lombardi Award winner Nick Fairley is skipping his senior season at Auburn to enter the NFL draft.

The potential No. 1 overall pick announced his decision Friday at his old high school, saying he didn't make up his mind until that morning.