In the ever-developing world of college football, players simply groom the program of their school for the generation to come. It's what all college stars do and what all have done.
While Cam Newton's chief goal wasn't to expand Auburn's brand last season, he did just that. It's big names like Newton, and Andrew Luck from this season, that strengthen programs' traditions.
Of course, the players that put the program in position for Newton and Luck to be in their current state are in the NFL now and paving the way again for the next generation of stars.
Here we compare the current generation of NFL ballers with the up-and-coming collegiate athletes, picking seven college stars' pro parallel.