Auburn's Cam Newton Wins Heisman Trophy

Controversial quarterback is college football's best player
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 11, 2010 8:00 PM CST
Auburn's Cam Newton Wins Heisman Trophy
Heisman candidate Cam Newton, quarterback for Auburn, speaks to reporters during a news conference Friday in New York.   (Andrew Burton)

Cam Newton withstood scandal to become the runaway winner of this year's Heisman Trophy. The Auburn quarterback, who will lead his team to the title game next month against Oregon, bested Andrew Luck of Stanford, LaMichael James of Oregon, and Kellen Moore of Boise State. Voters didn't seem to mind the allegations that Newton's father tried to get Mississippi State to pay his son to transfer there. Cam didn't do so, and the NCAA says there's no evidence he knew of the scheme.

On the field, the 6-foot-6, 250-pound junior has been the most dominant player in college football of 2010. He leads the Southeastern Conference in rushing, leads the nation in passer rating, and has accounted for 49 touchdowns while guiding the top-ranked Tigers to a so-far undefeated season. (More Heisman Trophy stories.)

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