Heisman Trophy 2010: Cam Newton Set To Achieve Something Pretty Rare
The Heisman Trophy 2010 ceremony is less than two hours away now, and the general consensus is that the only person who should have bothered to show up at all is Auburn quarterback Cam Newton.
For the other three finalists -- Oregon's LaMichael James, Stanford's Andrew Luck, and Boise State's Kellen Moore -- the writing is on the wall: thanks for playing, drive home safely.
If Newton does end up winning the Heisman, as Jason Kirk of SB Nation Atlanta points out, he's going to accomplish something that doesn't happen all that often.
Newton has already won both the Maxwell and Walter Camp awards, and a Heisman would give him a sweep of all three non-position-specific awards. That hasn't been done since Wisconsin running back Ron Dayne did it in 1999.
In fact, between 1968 and 2000, only 19 players managed to win all three awards.
The last player to come close to doing so was Colt McCoy in 2009, who only won the first two awards.
So cheers, Cam. You've done alright.
And a double cheers to Mr. Kirk for digging that up.
If your sights are already dead set on bowl season, you might enjoy Bleacher Report's Projections for the BCS Title Game and All 35 Bowls.
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