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Never the Type of Person to Give Up on a Play, Marlon Davidson Named SEC D-Lineman of the Week

By on September 25th, 2017 in Football, News 3 Comments »

Auburn defensive lineman Marlon Davidson (3) goes after a ball fumbled by Mizzou quarterback Drew Locke, Sept. 23, 2017 at Memorial stadium in Columbia, Mo. (photo: Julie Bennett/

When Auburn’s Marlon Davidson returned from injury to start against Missouri Saturday he said, “I’m back and ready to play ball, ready to have fun like I was.” And the defensive lineman made that known to all on Missouri’s opening possession.  

On third and five, he hit Mizzou running back Ish Witter for a loss of four yards. He also made a heads-up play in the second quarter setting up an Auburn touchdown when he returned a fumble recovery 33 yards to the Missouri 20-yard line.

” I’m never the type of person to give up on a play [and] I just took off and went and got the ball,” Davidson said. “Just making a good play at a good time.”

The SEC recognized his “good play” today when the league named Davidson the SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week.

In the three games he’s played in this year, the sophomore has made 11 tackles, four tackles for loss, two sacks, one forced fumble and the one fumble recovery.

Congratulations Marlon and War Eagle!


  1. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ….Our defensive linemen never get enough credit. I saw a Missouri news piece from a major newspaper giving credit to Noah Igbinoghene for causing the fumble that Marlon Davidson returned. Nope, guys, that was Jeff Holland, who made Drew Lock’s life miserable, Saturday night!

  2. SEC_Eric SEC_Eric says:

    If he stays healthy he will be an All-American before he’s finished. The guy’s a beast.

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