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Carr Is Auburn's SEC Legend Conference Honoree
"BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Gregg Carr, a four-year letterwinner at linebacker for the Tigers from 1981-84, was named part of the Southeastern Conference's 2010 Legends class.
The Legends will be honored at this year's SEC "Weekend of Champions" which culminates with the SEC Football Championship Game on Sat., Dec. 4 at the Georgia Dome.
The SEC Legends Dinner presented by AT&T will feature the legends from the 12 SEC schools on Friday, Dec. 3 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. The legends will also be recognized on the field prior to the kickoff of the championship game.
CBS' Verne Lundquist will serve again as the master of ceremonies for the 2010 SEC Legends Dinner.
Carr was the SEC's most honored athlete in 1984. As a senior, the civil engineering major was a consensus All-American, National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete, one of the NCAA's Top Five Student-Athletes and a Lombardi Award nominee.
The Birmingham native was the 1984 SEC Lineman of the Year and named the Birmingham Monday Morning Quarterback Club Most Valuable SEC Lineman.
A three-time All-SEC selection and a four-time Academic All-SEC team member, he was Auburn's leading tackler as a sophomore and junior and the second leading tackler as a senior.
Carr finished career at Auburn with nine sacks and 289 solo tackles.
He was a sixth-round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1985 and went on to play four years in the National Football League.
A member of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, and NCAA Silver Anniversary Award recipient in 2010, Carr graduated from the Alabama-Birmingham School of Medicine in 1994 and is currently an orthopedic surgeon at Brookwood Medical Center, in Birmingham."
I remember Carr in the 1983 season as always being in the right place at the right time. He intercepted a pass to seal the victory over FSU (Donnie Humphrey applied the pressure that forced the errant throw) and he was at the center of two goal line stands in AU's 28-21 victory over Florida. (Josh Bynes play this year is very reminiscent of Carr's 1983 season, imho)
A heck of an athlete and scholar. A heck of an Auburn Man.
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