Cameron Newton Wins Heisman Trophy: Yes, HE CAM!

                          Cam Newton Wins the Heisman Trophy!  Congratulations!

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Auburn quarter back Cam Newton led the Southeastern Conference in rushing with 1,409 yards, scored 21 touchdowns and was the nation’s top-rated passer with 2,589 yards passing and 28 TD throws. 

Newton has led No. 1 Auburn to a perfect 13-0 record and SEC Championship. The Tigers will play undefeated and second-ranked Oregon Jan. 10 in the BCS National Championship game.

Cam talks before before Heisman ceremony

 

 

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22 Responses to Cameron Newton Wins Heisman Trophy: Yes, HE CAM!

  1. Ametia says:

    No controversy here: Auburn’s Newton wins Heisman Trophy
    By Kelly Whiteside, USA TODAY

    NEW YORK — The Heisman Trophy ceremony is usually filled with excitement and, in its best years, suspense. However, Saturday’s presentation was certainly one of the more muted affairs in the 76-year history of the award.
    When Auburn quarterback Cam Newton’s name was announced Saturday night at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square, he bowed his head and smiled. There was no emotional, tear-filled speech, like the one delivered last year by Alabama’s Mark Ingram. There was also no surprise.

    Newton received 82.2% of the first-place votes (729 of the 886 ballots returned), but was left off 105 ballots. He was picked first on 93.3% of ballots which included him. Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck was second, followed by Oregon running back LaMichael James and Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore.

    Nothing has been able to stop the 6-6, 250-pound Newton this season or dim his smile. Not Southeastern Conference defenses, not an NCAA investigation and not Heisman Trophy voters hesitant to pick a player embroiled in a pay-for-play controversy. Only three months ago, Reggie Bush, the 2005 Heisman winner from Southern California, returned his trophy after the NCAA ruled he had broken rules by accepting cash and gifts while he was in college.

    Asked by a reporter whether he was concerned he might also have to return his trophy someday, Newton said, “Two letters for you, my friend, ‘No.’ ”

    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/2010-12-11-cam-newton-heisman-trophy_N.htm

  2. http://www.brenhambanner.com/articles/2010/12/07/sports/sports03.txt

    The 2009 Buccaneers, led by quarterback Cam Newton, finished the season ranked No. 1 after winning the program’s fourth national championship, second under Franchione.

  3. http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/college/7294741.html

    BRENHAM — The Cam Newton that folks around here know was an unstoppable force on the football field and a quiet, low-key student in the classroom.

    Not the Cam Newton accused of academic misconduct.

    Not the Cam Newton denying accusations of a pay-for-play scandal that has launched an NCAA investigation.

    And certainly not the Cam Newton at the epicenter of a college football drama that could have repercussions on the Bowl Championship Series outcome and Heisman Trophy balloting.

    It’s here at Blinn College that Newton sought sanctuary and a second chance in football after transferring from Florida.

    Nearly a year since Newton left for Auburn and the Southeastern Conference, there’s little evidence he ever set foot on this bucolic campus of 2,400 students located about an hour west of Houston.

    The only reminder of Newton is a billboard-like sign that commemorates the school’s four junior college national titles in football.

    Across the street, in the basement coaches’ offices of the Old Main Building, hang a few pictures of Newton. One is a framed poster he signed as a souvenir for a member of the school’s staff.

    Those who knew the Georgia native at Blinn – former coaches, classmates and even those who shared with him only a chance encounter – portray the athletically gifted Newton as a star-in-the-making who simply wanted to blend in. They staunchly defend his character and generally refuse to believe any of the accusations now directed against him.

    Newton’s supporters in Brenham describe him as low-key. Humble. Special. Always smiling. Competitive.

  4. We knew what they were trying to do with Andrew Luck. We’re on to you mofos.

  5. Cam Newton went to Blinn College in Brenham Texas last year and won the Ju-Co National Championship. That’s in my neck of the woods.

  6. Ametia says:

    Heisman analysis: A new look at Newton, dad
    By Dan Wetzel, Yahoo! Sports 1 hour, 17 minutes ago
    Auburn quarterback Cam Newton was awarded the Heisman Trophy on Saturday for being the nation’s most outstanding college football player.
    It was the proper call. He was the best, most valuable and, considering the avalanche that descended on him, strongest-minded player in America. If the NCAA wasn’t willing to declare him ineligible – effectively calling its own rules meaningless – no one else should care about said rules.
    There was only one thing missing from the dream night – his father Cecil, who the NCAA says asked Mississippi State for $180,000 during his son’s recruitment. (There’s no allegation the Newtons asked for, or received, anything from Auburn).

    http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news?slug=dw-heisman121110

  7. Ametia says:

    What a looker! :-)

    Newton wins Heisman in landslide
    By RALPH D. RUSSO
    AP College Football Writer

    NEW YORK — Auburn quarterback Cam Newton has won the Heisman Trophy after a season in which he played brilliantly but was also the focus of an NCAA investigation.
    Newton won in a landslide vote Saturday night, easily outpointing runner-up Andrew Luck to become the third Auburn player to win college football’s biggest individual award.
    Recently, the NCAA determined Newton’s father tried to peddle him to Mississippi State for cash.

    Not even that ruling stopped Newton. The NCAA cleared him to play before the Southeastern Conference title game because it found no evidence he or Auburn knew about Cecil Newton’s pay-for-play scheme. It also suggested the investigation was not done.

    Cam Newton has denied any wrongdoing.

    Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/12/11/1969385/newton-wins-heisman-in-landslide.html#ixzz17rOKh9BF

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