NEW YORK, NY (WIAT) – The San Fransisco 49ers selected former Auburn defensive end Corey Lemonier with the 88th overall pick in Friday night’s 3rd round of the NFL Draft. Lemonier was the second DE/LB the 49ers had taken in the first 3 rounds
Corey Lemonier Bio (via Auburn University):
2011 — Coaches First Team All-SEC … AP All-SEC Second Team … SEC Coaches Pre-Season Third Team … Phil Steele All-SEC First Team … Phil Steele Third-Team All-America … Phil Steele Midseason All-SEC First Team and Honorable Mention All-American … Sixth on team with 47 tackles, while leading team with 13.5 TFL (-79), 9.5 sacks (-66), and 15 quarterback hurries … Tied for fourth in the SEC and 16th nationally with 9.5 sacks … Tied for eighth in SEC with 13.5 TFL … Totaled three tackles in the opener with Utah State … Also added a pair of quarterback hurries … Five tackles and one sack against Mississippi State … Totaled two tackles for loss … Forced one fumble and also credited with a QB hurry against the Bulldogs … Team-high six tackles to go with one sack and two tackles for loss against Florida Atlantic … Registered a sack and blocked an extra point against South Carolina …. Four tackles, including one sack and two TFL at Arkansas … Also forced a fumble and credited with a QB hurry against the Razorbacks … Led Auburn defense with six tackles, including three TFL (-20), two sacks (-16) and four quarterback hurries against Florida … Named Rivals.com’s SEC Player of the Week and SEC Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts … Recorded at least one sack in four straight games, and eight total TFL in that stretch … First Auburn player to accomplish that feat since Antonio Coleman had at least one sack in six straight games from 10/24/09-1/1/10 … Totaled five tackles at LSU … Posted three tackles and half a sack against Ole Miss … Also picked up a fumble and returned it nine yards … Totaled six tackles and two sacks in loss at Georgia … Forced two fumbles in the first half, becoming the first Auburn player to accomplish the feat since Quentin Groves in 2006 at Alabama … Two QB hurries against Samford … Totaled four tackles and one sack against Alabama …. Forced a fumble on the lone sack that was recovered in the end zone for a touchdown … Three tackles in Chick-fil-A Bowl win over Virginia.
2010 — SEC Coaches’ All-Freshman Team … Appeared in 14 games with one start and totaled 17 tackles, 5 TFL, 2 sacks … In season opener vs. Arkansas State, recored a pair of QB hurries and one tackle in limited action … In SEC opener at Mississippi State, recorded first career forced fumble, which led to AU field goal and a 17-7 lead … Against South Carolina, recorded two tackles with first career sack (minus 8 yards) … Against ULM, recorded three tackles, two TFL (-8 yards) with a sack (-5) … Also had two QB hurries … Against Ole Miss, registered a TFL (-4) to go with a pair of solo tackles … Earned first start of career vs. UTC … Against Georgia, had one tackle and one QB hurry … Had one tackle vs. Alabama and helped hold Tide to 67 yards total offense in second half … In SEC Championship Game vs. South Carolina, had a pair of tackles, both solo stops … Against Oregon in BCS National Championship Game, totaled three tackles and a TFL (-3).
HIGH SCHOOL — High School Coach: Marc Berman … No. 35-ranked player in the nation, No. 3 weakside defensive end and No. 4 player in Florida by Rivals.com … Ranked 46th overall, No. 7 defensive end and No. 6 player in Florida by Scout.com … Ranked No. 94 on the ESPNU 150 … Ranked as the No. 9 defensive end in the nation by ESPN.com/Scouts, Inc. … Ranked No. 44 on the SuperPrep Elite 50 and the No. 11 defensive lineman and No. 4 player in Florida … PrepStar Dream Team as the No. 108-ranked player in the nation … Ranked No. 5 in the Orlando Sentinel’s Florida Top 100 … 2010 Under Armour All-American Game participant … No. 13 on the Mobile Press-Register’s 2010 Super Southeast 120 … Selected to compete in the “Team USA vs. The World” all-star game … Registered 50 tackles and 10 sacks as a junior.
PERSONAL — Born Nov. 19, 1991 … Son of Henry and Francoise Lemonier … Major: Public Administration.