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Cam Newton was named the 2010 SEC Offensive Player of the Year as well as the 2010 AP Player of the year before winning the Heisman in a landslide victory.

Heisman Winner

Cam Newton

QB | RS Junior | Auburn University

Cam Newton became the third Auburn Tiger to win the Heisman, joining Pat Sullivan (’71) and Bo Jackson (’85). The 6-foot 6-inches and 250-pounds Newton wasn’t on many radars at the start of the 2010 season, but he ended up becoming the first double-transfer to win the Heisman and the first junior-college transfer to do so since Mike Rozier in 1983.

Newton was a highly-rated recruit out of Atlanta’s Westlake High in 2006 with a scholarship offer list that included Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Oklahoma and Georgia Tech, among others. Newton decided to attend Florida, where he joined a roster that included 2007 Heisman winner Tim Tebow.

Newton backed up Tebow in 2007 but redshirted in 2008 due to an ankle injury. He then left Florida and enrolled at Blinn Junior College, where he played the 2009 season. He led Blinn to the national JC championship in 2009, throwing for 2,833 yards and 22 touchdowns with 655 rushing yards.

Auburn won the battle for Newton’s services the following spring and by the fall, he was the starting quarterback for the Tigers. Newton threw for 2,589 yards and 28 touchdowns with just six interceptions while rushing for 1,409 yards and 20 scores as the Tigers went undefeated and won the SEC championship.

Newton was named the 2010 SEC Offensive Player of the Year as well as the 2010 AP Player of the year before winning the Heisman in a landslide.

He then led the Tigers to a victory over Oregon in the BCS title game as Auburn won its first national title since 1957.

Following the season, Newton declared for the NFL draft and was selected as the first pick overall by the Carolina Panthers. He was named the NFL Rookie of the Year for 2011.

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Heisman Voting Results

Number of electors: 926 - Announced: December 11, 2010.

  Player Class Position School 1st2nd3rd Total Points
1Cam NewtonRS JRQBAuburn72924282263
2Andrew LuckRS SOQBStanford783092271079
3LaMichael JamesRS SORBOregon22313224916
4Kellen MooreRS JRQBBoise State40165185635
5Justin BlackmonRS SOWROklahoma State12356105
6Denard RobinsonSOQBMichigan6163484
7Ryan MalletRS JRQBArkansas0111941
8Colin KaepernickRS SRQBNevada071731
9Andy DaltonRS SRQBTCU431230
10Owen MarecicSRFB/LBStanford31516

Three points are awarded for first place on a ballot, with two points for second place and one point for third place.

Heisman Voting By Region

Heisman voters are spread out across six regions, with roughly 145 per region.

South

  Player Points
1Cam Newton418
2Andrew Luck158
3LaMichael James152
4Kellen Moore81

Northeast

  Player Points
1Cam Newton379
2Andrew Luck168
3LaMichael James162
4Kellen Moore113

Mid-Atlantic

  Player Points
1Cam Newton379
2Andrew Luck187
3LaMichael James143
4Kellen Moore108

Midwest

  Player Points
1Cam Newton356
2Andrew Luck192
3LaMichael James145
4Kellen Moore195

Southwest

  Player Points
1Cam Newton384
2Andrew Luck176
3LaMichael James158
4Kellen Moore103

Far West

  Player Points
1Cam Newton347
2Andrew Luck198
3LaMichael James156
4Kellen Moore135

Statistics

DateOpponentResultAttCompPctYardsYPATDIntRatingRushesYardsYPCTDPlaysTotal OffYPPTotal YDs
09/04/10Arkansas StateW 52-2614964.318613.330246.611517111.4022935712.315
09/09/10at #15 Mississippi StW 17-14191157.91367.221142.2418703.890372065.572
09/18/10ClemsonW 27-2414750.020314.522190.3717684.000312718.742
09/25/10#22 South CarolinaW 35-27211676.21587.520170.82251767.043463347.265
10/02/10Louisiana-MonrowW 52-3191473.724512.931223.571-11-11.0002023411.703
10/09/10at KentuckyW 37-34211361.921010.001136.39281987.074494088.334
10/16/10#12 ArkansasW 65-43141071.414010.010179.00251887.523393288.414
10/23/10#8 LSUW 24-17161065.5865.400107.65282177.752443036.892
10/30/10at MississippiW 51-31241875.02098.720175.6511454.090352547.263 =
11/06/10ChattanoogaW 62-24211571.431715.140261.098243.0012934111.765
11/13/10GeorgiaW 49-31151280.01489.921193.55301515.032452996.644
11/26/10at #10 AlabamaW 28-27201365.021610.830205.2222391.771422556.074
12/04/10+ #22 South CarolinaW 56-17281760.733512.040208.3514735.212424089.716
Heisman StatsBCS #1, AP #113-024616567.0258910.5286188.1624214095.822048939988.1749 =
01/10/11+ #3 OregonW 22-19342058.82657.821137.8222642.910563295.882
TotalsNational Champions14-028018566.1285410.2307182.0526414735.582054443277.9551 =

(+) Neutral Site
(=) includes a 20-yard TD reception vs. Ole Miss.

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