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article imageNCAAF: Cam headed to the NFL after National Title

By Kristofor Molson     Jan 13, 2011 in Sports
Montgomery - Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton will skip his senior year and enter his name to the list of players entering the 2011 NFL Draft.
After winning the Heisman, Cam Newton was seen on the David Letterman Show doing the Letterman’s “Top Ten” this year. Cam has also appeared on the Jay Leno show after winning the National Championship, where Jay asked him if he was going to go to the NFL. Cam replied he had not made up his mind but would come back and let Jay know.
The 6-foot-6, 250 pound Newton played amazing this year walking away with post season award after post season award. The only black eye on Cam’s resume is the pay-for-play scandal that caused him to be suspended by Auburn University, only to have the NCAA reinstate him 24 hours later. Auburn found out that his father, Cecil Newton, shopped his services during Mississippi State's recruitment of Cam after leaving his Blinn Junior College in Texas.
The questions were beginning to file in rather Cam will return or not, but now the answer is in and Coach Gene Chizik seems good with it. "We appreciate Cameron's many contributions to Auburn and the outstanding leader that he was for our football team," Chizik said. "He had one of the greatest individual seasons ever by an Auburn player and was a key part of our championship run. Cam will always be a member of the Auburn family and we wish him the best in his future endeavors."
The Dual threat quarterback from College Park, Ga passed for 2,854 yards and 30 touchdowns which 265 yards and 2 of those touchdowns coming in the National Championship. He also rushed for 1,473 yards and 20 touchdowns. Newton set records for rushing and passing TDs, and set a SEC mark for most yards gained on the ground by a quarterback.
In one year Cam walked away with the Walter Camp and Associated Press National Player of the Year award, the Maxwell Award, the Davey O'Brien Award, the Heisman Trophy and capped it off with a National Championship. He will walk away as one of the most decorated college football players in history. Like they ask with most dual threat quarterbacks, will Cam’s talent translate over to wins in the pros?
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