Cam Newton Wins Heisman Trophy

Saturday, December 11, 2010 - 9:58pm

Auburn Quarterback Cam Newton won the Heisman Trophy tonight, becoming the third Auburn Tiger to win the coveted award for College Football's premier player.

Auburn's hulking quarterback brushed off an NCAA investigation of his recruitment as he did so many tacklers this season and captured college football's biggest individual award Saturday night in a landslide vote.

"Honestly, it's a dream come true for me, something every child has a dream that plays the sport of football, and I'm living testimony that anything is possible," Newton said.

Newton, the third player from Auburn to win the Heisman, received 729 first-place votes and outpointed runner-up Andrew Luck of Stanford by 1,184 points.

Oregon running back LaMichael James was third, followed by Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore, the other finalist.

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