No. 23 Corey Lemonier

Published: Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 12:45 a.m. counts down the Top 25 players in the Southeastern Conference.


Auburn junior defensive end

Height: 6-foot-4

Weight: 247 lbs.

Why he's No. 23: Lemonier was a sack machine last year and will be asked to do a lot more this year in Auburn's defense. He was on the SEC All-freshman team in 2010 and was third in the league in sacks last year. Lemonier is a candidate to be an early departure to the NFL Draft.

College career: After getting two sacks in limited time as a freshman, Lemonier had 9 last season with 15 quarterback hurries. He also caused five fumbles and had 47 tackles as sophomore.

Fun fact: His mother Francoise has only watched one game Lemonier has played. "She doesn't watch it because she doesn't want to see me get hit," Lemonier said. "She calls me and says, 'Did you win?' "

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