On this day in Alabama history: Cam Newton awarded Heisman Trophy

On this day in Alabama history: Cam Newton awarded Heisman Trophy
Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers throws a pass during the second half against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sept. 16, 2018 in Atlanta. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

December 13, 2010

Standout Auburn quarterback Cam Newton won the 2010 Heisman Trophy on Dec. 13, 2010, in one of the award’s most lopsided victories ever. Newton led Auburn to an undefeated season and a 22-19 win over Oregon in the BCS National Championship Game. Newton was selected by the Carolina Panthers in the 2011 NFL draft as the first overall pick. He has played eight seasons as the Panthers starting quarterback, earning MVP honors in 2016. That year, Carolina lost 24-10 to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. Two other Auburn players, Pat Sullivan in 1971 and Bo Jackson in 1985, have won Heisman trophies.

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