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Nick Fairley
Nick Fairley
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Nick Fairley

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Date of birth
Jan 23, 1988
College
Auburn
Height
6-4
Weight
290 Lbs

Bio

Nick Fairley is a defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions. In college he won a BCS National Championship playing for an undefeated Auburn Tigers team in 2011. In that championship game he won the Defensive MVP Award.

Early Life

Fairley was born on January 23, 1988 in Mobile Alabama. He played as a lineman on offense and defense while attending Williamson High School. He was scouted as a three-star offensive guard out of high school. After failing to meet academic levels to enroll in Auburn, he attended Copiah-Lincoln Community College.

Auburn Tigers

After completing two years of community college he was ready to attend Auburn. He had a quiet junior year and followed with a breakout senior year. He ranked first in the SEC in sacks and tackles resulting in a loss of yardage. In 2010, he received the Vince Lombardi Award which goes to the best defensive lineman or linebacker of the year. As the Defensive Player of the game in the 2011 BCS National Title game he concluded his college career as a national champion.

Detroit Lions

Fairley’s senior season had propelled his draft stock after a mediocre start to his collegiate football career. The Detroit Lions selected him with the 13th overall pick in the 2011 draft. In 2013, Fairley started in 15 games and is now the muscle in the middle of the Lions defensive line alongside Ndamukong Suh.

Statistics

Stats SOLO AST TOTAL SK QB HIT TFL INT YDS LONG TD FF FRC TD SAF
2013 Regular Season 27 7 34 6.0 20 5 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1

Game Log

Date Opponent Result SOLO AST TOTAL SK QB HIT TFL INT FF FRC TD
1-4-2015 @ Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys 24-20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-28-2014 @ Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers 30-20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-21-2014 @ Chicago Bears Chicago Bears 14-20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-14-2014 @ Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings 16-14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-7-2014 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34-17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

News

Nick Fairley Signs With Rams

Nick Fairley Signs With Rams

by Football News

Free-agent defensive lineman Nick Fairley agreed to sign with the St. Louis Rams on Friday, according to NFL.com. The Rams made the announcement during the introductory press conference for new quarterback Nick Foles. Fairley, who had 90 tackles, 13... Read more

Nick Fairley: (Knee) May Not Return This Season

by Football News

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley may not return this season from the knee sprain he suffered in Week 8 against the Atlanta Falcons, according to the Detroit Free Press... Read more