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AUBURN —Edge rusher Derick Hall is the first Auburn player to be honored by the SEC this season, earning the Defensive Lineman of the Week award for his career game against Missouri. Hall finished the game with two sacks, three tackles for loss and a crucial interception that set up the second of Auburn’s two touchdown drives.

“It’s a blessing, just to go out to show, you know, showcase the hard work that not only myself but this team put in throughout the week,” Hall said.

Hall has been one of the leaders on this defense throughout the offseason, coming off a 2021 campaign with a career-high nine sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss. 

Even with the stellar performance, Hall is not claiming all of the credit. He's given a lot of praise to his teammates and the defense as a whole, which had its best game of the year against Missouri.

“I've done a few interviews today and a lot of people ask me about me, but it's not so much about me," Hall said "You know, it's all the guys on the defensive side of the ball that put me in position to be successful by doing the job as well. I speak for the whole defense and you know, I'm blessed and honored but that's a unit award obviously because you know, it's not only about me, it's about this team.”

Hall and company will look to build off of Saturday’s performance as the Tigers of LSU come to Jordan-Hare Stadium, with kickoff scheduled for 6 p.m. CST on ESPN.

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