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    Media Days: AU sending Dee Ford, Jay Prosch, Chris Davis


    By Charles Goldberg
    AuburnTigers.com
     
     Auburn at SEC Media Days
     
    Head Coach Gus Malzahn
    First Season as Head Coach
    Hometown: Fort Smith, Ark.
    Ark. St. Head Coach (2012)
    Auburn Offensive Coord. (2009-2011)
    Full Bio at AuburnTigers.com

     
    Senior CB Chris Davis
    No. 11 | 5-11, 198
    Hometown: Birmingham, Ala.
    118 career tackles
    SEC honor roll
    Full Bio at AuburnTigers.com

     
    Senior DE Dee Ford
    No. 95 | 6-2, 238
    Hometown: Odenville, Ala.
    10 career sacks
    Defensive MVP of A-Day
    Full Bio at AuburnTigers.com

     
    Senior HB Jay Prosch
    No. 35 | 6-0, 247
    Hometown: Mobile, Ala.
    9 carries, 2 TDs in 2012
    5 receptions
    Full Bio at AuburnTigers.com
     
     
    AUBURN, Ala. -- Seniors Dee Ford, Jay Prosch and Chris Davis will be the face of the Auburn football program at SEC Media Days on July 17. The university selected those three players to join coach Gus Malzahn at the annual event in Hoover.
     
    Ford, a defensive end, has already drawn attention this preseason. He was named Monday to the watch list for the Bednarik Award, which goes to the nation's top defensive player.
     
    Malzahn knows Ford's potential.
     
    "I've talked about him before being a pass rushing guy. He can really put some pressure on the quarterback," he has said.
     
    Ford enters his final college season with 64 tackles, 13 of which were for a loss. He had 34 tackles last season, including 6.5 for a loss.
     
    It was a bounce-back year for Ford, who only played three games in 2011 before a back injury sidelined his season.
     
    Prosch, who is primarily a blocking back, is in second year at Auburn after transferring from Illinois to be closer to his family. He made the move after his mother, Iris, was diagnosed with cancer. She died Sept 3 and Prosch played five days later. His unselfish style made him a fan favorite.
     
    Auburn rewarded him with nine carries good for 31 yards and two touchdowns last season after having only two carries in two years at Illinois. He also caught five passes last season.
     
    Davis, a defensive back, has made 16 starts, though he missed three games late last season because of an injury. He returned in the season-finale against Alabama to record seven tackles. He has 120 tackles in his career.
     
    SEC FOOTBALL MEDIA DAYS
    July 16-18, 2013, in Hoover, Ala.
    Full coverage at AuburnTigers.com

    Tuesday, July 16
    Florida, Ole Miss, Missouri, South Carolina
     
    Wednesday, July 17
    Arkansas, Auburn, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Tennessee, Texas A&M
     
    Thursday, July 18
    Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Vanderbilt
     
     
    Charles Goldberg is a Senior Writer for AuburnTigers.com. Follow Goldberg on Twitter:
     
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