July 25, 2014
WESSON - The end of July ushers in the beginning of NFL training camps all around the nation. Look closely and you'll find a number of former Co-Lin football players on rosters throughout the league. Former Co-Lin defensive lineman Nick Fairley is beginning his fourth season as a member of the Detroit Lions. The Lions are led by first year head coach Jim Caldwell. Fairley, the 13th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, is entering the final year of his contract. The Mobile, Alabama native has reportedly lost 30 pounds in the offseason in preparation for training camp, which begins on Monday, July 28 in Allen Park, Michigan. Fairley suited up at Co-Lin in 2008 before going on to Auburn where he won the 2010 Lombardi Award and recorded five tackles, a sack, and a forced fumble in Auburn's 2011 BCS National Championship win.