Interview with Lee Ziemba, Auburn Tigers
Lee Ziemba is a former offensive lineman for this year's National Champions, the Auburn Tigers. Ziemba's great season allowed for the Tigers' quarterback, Cameron Newton, to win the Heisman Trophy and for Ziemba to win the Jacob Blockings Trophy given to the SEC's best blocker. In his career at Auburn, Ziemba didn't miss a game since 2007. Ziemba is the 10th best offensive tackle prospect in this year's draft, according to ESPN, but his stock is rising after a great performance at the Senior Bowl. His long locks and scary stature could be finding its way onto your favorite teams roster come April.
Brad Wolff: When did it kick in that you had just won a National Championship?
Lee Ziemba: As soon as that kick went through and I saw the clock had zero's on it, I just fell to my knees. I couldn't believe it.
BW: Do you feel like a part of the Heisman Trophy by protecting Cameron Newton?
LZ: Absolutely. Even Cam said we were. It's a team award. I mean, I love blocking for him.
BW: What does it mean to you to be a Walter Camp All-American?
LZ: It's a great honor. I appreciate the people who selected me and allowed me to be here.
BW: Who are your favorite players in the NFL right now?
LZ: I like Marcus McNeill (from Auburn) with San Diego [Chargers]. I like a lot of different offensive lineman. They are all good role models.
BW: What is the greatest piece of advice someone has ever given to you?
LZ: Not to take a day off.