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Cam Newton Wins 2010 Heisman Trophy

Written By Rana G on Saturday, December 11, 2010 | 6:43 PM

Auburn quarterback Cam Newton was the runaway winner of the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night. Newton beat out other finalists Andrew Luck of Stanford, LaMichael James of Oregon and Kellen Moore to become the 76th winner of college football's top individual honor.

Luck finished second followed by James and Moore.

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By Dave Martin, AP
Newton has carried the Tigers to a 13-0 record with an SEC conference championship and a berth in the BCs title game.

The junior led the SEC 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.

He is the third winner in school after Bo Jackson and Pat Sullivan.

The victory is not without controversy. The NCAA ruled that Newton's father, Cecil Newton, tried to engineer a play-for-pay scheme that would have sent his son to Mississippi State. The NCAA also said there was no evidence Newton or Auburn knew about his father's dealings, so the star junior was not punished.

Cecil Newton did not attend the Heisman Trophy ceremony, saying he did not want to overshadow his son's accomplishment.

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