Auburn, Davis Honored At ESPY Awards

Chris Davis

Auburn earned "Game of the Year" and "Play of the Year" honors at the annual ESPY Awards on Wednesday night for its win and Kick Six return against Alabama in the Iron Bowl.

Auburn's dramatic victory over Alabama in the Iron Bowl continues to be the talk of the sports world as the Tigers were honored at Wednesday night's ESPY Awards by winning both the "Game of the Year" and the "Play of the Year" in sports.

Taking on the rival Crimson Tide as an underdog, Auburn battled back and forth before a late Nick Marshall to Sammie Coates' touchdown pass tied the game at 28 late in the contest. That's when it happened.

With one second left on the clock Chris Davis caught a short field goal attempt and set sail on his run into history. When he was done 109 yards later Auburn was headed to the SEC Championship Game and Davis was forever immortalized into Auburn lore.

Davis was on stage for the award along with Auburn Coach Gus Malzahn and teammates Sammie Coates, Dee Ford, Tre Mason and Ricardo Louis. Malzahn said it was a special moment and one that won't soon be forgotten.

"It was a great game, the fact we were playing a rival, and also, going to the SEC Championship Game made it that much sweeter," coach Gus Malzahn said.

In addition the coach thanked "the guys back home, our coaches and our players, which did just a great job this year, getting our program turned around like it should be in one of the biggest turnarounds in the history of college football."

Back on stage by himself to accept the award for the "Play of the Year", Davis was very gracious in his acceptance and made it a team award by virtue of his comments.

"War Eagle," Davis said. "I want to start by thanking the Man above for making all this possible. I wish had 10 more of these so I could give them to my other teammates on the field at that time because without them I wouldn't be standing here today. Being nominated for an award is great but winning one leaves an unbelievable feeling. I want to thank the Auburn family and everybody who supported and voted for me to win this award. Thank you."

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