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October 8, 2007

Green named SEC OL of the Week

Auburn junior offensive guard Tyronne Green has been named the Southeastern Conference's Offensive Lineman of the Week, the conference office announced Monday. Green was honored following Auburn's 35-7 victory over Vanderbilt Saturday.

Green was instrumental in helping Auburn score touchdowns on four of its first five possessions as the Tigers rolled to a 28-0 halftime lead. In 59 offensive snaps, he finished with an overall grade of 92 percent, and led Auburn's linemen on assignments with a grade of 103 percent.

Green helped pave the way for the Auburn offense to tally 404 yards, including 239 on the ground. It marked the third time in the last four games that the Tigers have rushed for more than 200 yards. In the first half vs. Vanderbilt, Auburn outgained the Commodores 324-66.

Green became the fifth Auburn player to be recognized with an SEC weekly award this season. Last week, Jerraud Powers was the Defensive Player of the Week and Wes Byrum was the Special Teams Player of the Week following Auburn's victory at Florida. Patrick Tatum earned the Special Teams Player of the Week award following the New Mexico State game, and Quentin Groves was honored as the Defensive Lineman of the Week following Auburn's season-opening victory over Kansas State.

No. 22 Auburn returns to action Saturday when the Tigers visit Arkansas. The game kicks off at 6:45 p.m. CT and will be televised nationally by ESPN.

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