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Monday, December 6, 2010

Cam Newton named one of four Heisman finalists

Auburn quarterback Cam Newton is one step closer to claiming the school's first Heisman Trophy in 25 years.

Newton was named one of four finalists Monday, five days before the winner will be announced in New York.

The other finalists are Stanford's Andrew Luck, Boise State's Kellen Moore and Oregon's LaMichael James.

"I’m very honored and blessed to be named a finalist for the Heisman Trophy with some other outstanding players,” Newton said. “Like I’ve said, this is not an individual honor, but a team honor. I wouldn’t be in this position without my great teammates, coaches and the Auburn family.

"Since I was a young boy, playing the game of football has been a pure joy and this season has been a very special one for my teammates and for me. I know as a team we’re excited to get back on the field on January 10 against a great Oregon team.”

Newton has accounted for a nation-best 49 touchdowns this season, setting Auburn single-season records for passing touchdowns (28) and rushing touchdowns (20) while also catching one. He leads the nation in passing efficiency (188.16) and leads the SEC in rushing (108.4) and total offense (307.5).

Auburn has had two Heisman Trophy winners in its history — Bo Jackson (1985) and Pat Sullivan (1971).

1 comment:

postermom said...

Any word on the Nagurski?