November 12, 2008

JUCO DL finishes strong, still solid to AU

Wesson (Miss.) Copiah-Lincoln Community College defensive coordinator Brett Shufelt knew he had a good player in defensive lineman Nick Fairley.

Shufelt just didn't know how good.

This season, after Fairley redshirted a year ago, the coach found out.

The 6-foot-4, 295-pound Fairley, originally out of Williamson High School in Mobile, Ala., finished his first and last junior college season with 63 tackles (9.0 per game), nine tackles-for-loss (1.3 per game), 28 hits on the quarterback (4.0 per game), seven sacks (1.0 per game), two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble, one blocked kick and seven pass breakups.

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