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Steele Nominated for Prestigious Award

Defensive Coordinator Kevin Steele (Photo: Auburn Athletics)

Auburn Defensive Coordinator Kevin Steele has received a nomination for the Broyles Award, the annual award given to the nation’s best assistant coach the Frank and Barbara Broyles Foundation announced on Wednesday. In his first season, Steele has produced one of the best defenses in the nation. Auburn currently sits in the top-5 in nearly every major category in the SEC, including scoring defense (14.3 PPG), total defense (334.5 YPG), and rushing defense (117.7 YPG). Defensive linemen Montravius Adams and Carl Lawson are also among the nation’s best in sacks and tackles for loss. According to the press release, The Broyles award was established in 1996 to recognize legendary head football Coach Frank Broyles. Coach Broyles had a track record of producing some of the most successful assistant coaches in college football history. Steele is among the 40 that were nominated to be semi-finalists. The legendary 18-member selection committee will select five finalists from the list of nominees and an overall winner. Those finalists will be invited to travel to Little Rock, Arkansas where the 2016 Broyles Award winner will be announced on Tuesday, December 6th at 1:00pm at the Marriott Hotel.

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