Heisman Trophy 2010: How Does Cam Newton Stack Up With Auburn's Other Winners?
The Heisman Trophy 2010 ceremony is all about Auburn quarterback Cam Newton, as he is expected to become just the third Auburn player in history to claim the award.
The other two winners, of course, were quarterback Pat Sullivan in 1971 and the great Bo Jackson in 1985.
So how does Newton's 2010 season compare with the Heisman seasons of Sullivan and Jackson?
Well, let's see.
Newton finished the 2010 regular season with well over 2,500 yards passing and 1,000 yards rushing, and he scored a grand total of 49 touchdowns.
In 1971, Sullivan finished the year with barely more than 2,000 yards passing with 20 touchdowns.
In 1985, Jackson rushed for 1,786 yards on 158 carries, numbers that both ranked second all time in the SEC record books. The Tigers ended the season by winning the Sugar Bowl, in which Jackson was the MVP.
Well, Jackson's season was impressive, but I think Newton's stacks up pretty well. You also have to give Newton extra style points for leading the Tigers to the BCS National Championship Game, and his season will look even better if they win.
So on balance, I'd say he stacks up pretty well with the only other Tigers to win the award.
For more on Newton and the BCS National Championship Game, check out Bleacher Report's Projections for the BCS Title Game and All 35 Bowls.
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