Auburn's Newton wins Heisman Trophy
December 11th, 2010
09:06 PM ET

Auburn's Newton wins Heisman Trophy

Auburn quarterback Cam Newton won the 2010 Heisman Trophy on Saturday night, his on-field heroics enough to overcome off-the-field questions about his role in a purported pay-for-play scheme.

Newton bested a field that included Oregon running back LaMichael James, Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, and Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore. The award, given in New York City, is voted on by hundreds of media members and past winners.

The junior from College Park, Georgia, leads Auburn, the nation's top-ranked team. The Tigers will play likewise undefeated Oregon on Jan. 10 in the Bowl Championship Series title game for what amounts to a national championship.

Newton has thrown for 28 touchdowns and run for another 20 scores this season, helping the Tigers win the Southeastern Conference Championship. His performance came despite his being dogged all fall by allegations that his services were being shopped around before he landed at Auburn.

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  1. Cesar

    Oooo Ruffnut, are you gonna be a chomp, and let Spiro speak that way to you?

    December 12, 2010 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Cesar

    Chomp!

    December 12, 2010 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Cesar

    Forget chomp, I meant to say chump, chump.

    December 12, 2010 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  4. war cam eagle boy

    Been an Auburn fan since I was 4. This has been the most fun season I ever remember....cam is a large part of that. His team believes in him, his fans believe in him, his coach believes in him, HE believes in his self AND GOD.......here is the fact that all those who want to rob the SEC's champ seem to leave out – he was cleared to play because there is NO EVIDENCE LINKING HIM TO ANY WRONGDOING, until there is I humbly request everyone to focus on his athletic prowess and weep because HE IS THE MAN when it comes to college football!

    December 14, 2010 at 6:32 am | Report abuse |
  5. war cam eagle boy

    Oh yeah! and in his spare time he helps out underpriviledged kids....not criticizing others for their accomplishments.

    December 14, 2010 at 6:36 am | Report abuse |
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