May 30, 2007

AU's bookends anchor All-Star line

Nick Fairley and Jared Cooper are two of the most imposing physical specimens on the Alabama All-Star practice fields.

The two Auburn signees will serve as bookends on the offensive line in Saturday's annual matchup against the Mississippi All-Stars.

It's an honor for both to be a part of such a tradition-rich game and to be playing with so many future teammates and opponents.

"It's been fun out here with the Auburn guys," said Fairley who played his prep ball at Williamson High School. "We've had a great atmosphere and I can't wait to see my family come out and support me Saturday."

Fairley is the starter at right tackle while Cooper has nailed down the left tackle position on an offensive line that's impressed All-Star head coach Bill Clark.

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