Auburn QB, Heisman Winner Newton Going To NFL Draft
(WSCR) – Just days after Auburn defeated Oregon, Auburn announced their quarterback Cam Newton will be entering the NFL draft.
Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton will skip his senior season and enter the NFL Draft.
Auburn released a statement Thursday night announcing the quarterback’s decision. Newton led the Tigers to their first national title since 1957 and a 14-0 season with a 22-19 victory over Oregon on Monday night in his lone season.
Newton says Auburn is somewhere he can “always call home.” Newton is projected as a first-rounder after winning several national player of the year awards.
The dual-threat quarterback was both dynamic and controversial. He played under a cloud the last two months of the season after reports surfaced that his father, Cecil, shopped his services during Mississippi State’s recruitment of his son.
Newton rushed for 1,473 yards and 20 touchdowns while passing for 2,854 yards and 30 TDs.
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