Auburn football: Honoring a defensive legend and winning in Tuscaloosa

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Honoring a legend: Carlos Rogers 

Carlos Rogers was an important Auburn Tiger, but he also was a big-time player in the SEC.

The former defensive back will be honored by the conference this year as a member of the 2017 SEC Football Legends class. Rogers was a standout defender for the Tigers from 2001-04. During his time on the Plains he started 44 games and finished his career with 182 tackles.

During Auburn’s undefeated 2004 season, Rogers was a consensus All-American and a first-team All-SEC selection. He also claimed the Jim Thorpe Award.

After that, Rogers was the ninth overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft. He’d go on to play for a decade, spending time with Washington, Oakland and San Francisco.

In other Auburn football news:

A sweet road win

Auburn soccer pulled off a big road win on Tuesday night when the Tigers traveled to Tuscaloosa and took down the Crimson Tide by a final score of 4-2.

To make a great night even more fun, it marked the Tigers’ fifth straight win against Alabama and the 14th win in the last 17 games.

Tweet of the day 

Kerryon Johnson is making sure everyone knows his name.

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