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Cam Newton one of three Walter Camp finalists

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It’s been a really, really good day for Cam Newton.

First, and most importantly, the Auburn quarterback has — for now — been cleared by the NCAA and has retained his eligibility.  Additionally, Newton was named as a finalist for one of the most prestigious awards in the country.

The Walter Camp Football Foundation announced Wednesday afternoon that Newton, Oregon running back LaMichael James and Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck have been selected as finalists for their 2010 Player of the Year Award.

The 2010 Walter Camp Player of the Year recipient, who is voted on by Div. 1-A head coaches and sports information directors, will be presented live on Thursday, December 9, during the 6 p.m. edition of ESPN SportsCenter.

Former Texas quarterback Colt McCoy, now playing in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns, took home the award the previous two years.

Here are the details the press release gave on each player:

LaMICHAEL JAMESOREGON – Sophomore – Running Back – James has led the second-ranked Ducks to a 12-0 record entering its regular-season finale against Oregon State. Leads the nation with a 154.8 rushing average. Has rushed for 1,548 yards and 19 touchdowns. Eight 100-yard rushing efforts, including three for 200+ yards. Rushed for a season-high 257 yards and three touchdowns in a win over Stanford on October 2 and earned Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week honors. Has also caught 13 passes for 169 yards and scored one touchdown.

ANDREW LUCKSTANFORD – Redshirt Sophomore – Quarterback – Luck has led the Cardinal to an 11-1 record and #4 ranking in the latest BCS standings. Has passed for 3,051 yards (245-of-349) and 28 touchdowns. Has also rushed for 438 yards and three touchdowns. Has thrown for three or more touchdowns in a game five times, including a season-high four three times – most recently in a win over Oregon State on November 27.

CAM NEWTONAUBURN – Junior – Quarterback – Newton has led the top-ranked Tigers (12-0) to a berth in Saturday’s Southeastern Conference championship game. Ranks second in the nation in passing efficiency (185.6). Has passed for 2,254 yards (148-of-218) and 24 touchdowns. Has rushed for 1,336 yards and 18 touchdowns and ranks 11th in the nation in rushing yards per game (111.3). Newton is the first player in SEC history to pass for 2,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in the same season.

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23 Responses to “Cam Newton one of three Walter Camp finalists”
  1. edgy loves (insert overrated MWC/WAC team) says: Dec 1, 2010 4:27 PM

    yay just another trophy that will get to be taken away from scam newton at the end of the year. they should give him every trophy, then take every single one away so they get double the advertising!!

  2. Logan's Lites says: Dec 1, 2010 5:13 PM

    I don’t understand how Andrew Luck could be a candidate for the award, he’s not even top 10 in passing TD’s and is # 20 in passing yards.

  3. WingT says: Dec 1, 2010 5:15 PM

    I wonder why Terrell Pryor isn’t on the list

  4. bamasucks says: Dec 1, 2010 5:21 PM

    for now, LaMichael James is eligible. for now, Kellen Moore’s eligible. it’s pretty easy to spot the bloggers and “media” that are hoping for the worst to happen to Cam Newton….just look for the partial quotes from anonymous sources and “for nows”. what is the NCAA supposed to say? Cameron Newton is eligible forecver and ever, no matter what might happen in the future?

  5. jonanthans says: Dec 1, 2010 7:26 PM

    Yet another trophy to be taken away in the future. The SEC is so money hungry they are willing to give college football an ugly scar in order to temporarily gain some money and yet another title. I love hearing these AU fans try to actually buy the story that Cam had no knowledge, lol. Selling their own souls for a criminal with several past crimes already who cares not one damn bit about their school. enjoy it for the time being, it will soon be R.Bush 2.0

  6. bamasucks says: Dec 1, 2010 7:32 PM

    Reggie Bush and his parents accepted money and other gifts from an agent. Newton and his parents didn’t. “slight” difference in the two cases. Auburn isn’t going to lose anything over this…including football games.

  7. jonanthans says: Dec 1, 2010 8:08 PM

    Newtons parents didnt? Dude, take your freaking blinders off, its sickening..His dad admitted it, Cam said the money was too good, the FBI is investigating the matter, but keep believing nothing is going on…idiot..

  8. bamasucks says: Dec 1, 2010 8:48 PM

    where’s the money trail? and who paid him? Mississippi State? does the NCAA have a vested interest in Cam Newton’s eligibility?

    throw some proof out there or stfu. who are you? Joe Schad?

  9. edgy loves (insert overrated MWC/WAC team) says: Dec 1, 2010 11:00 PM

    bamasucks

    are you truly an idiot or just play the part for all of us to make fun of? His dad said he took the money, how can you deny it?

    oh wait you are a dumbass

  10. bamasucks says: Dec 1, 2010 11:52 PM

    his dad never said anything about taking any money. post a link or stfu.

  11. edgy loves (insert overrated MWC/WAC team) says: Dec 2, 2010 11:08 AM

    wow Ms. Bamasucks

    you are right one one point, they don’t have the paper trial yet for him taking the money, they just have him ADMITTING THAT HE SOLICITED MONEY!

    that is just as illegal, and if you weren’t a 17 yr old kid you would see that is just as illegal

    I mean come on you dumbass, how stupid are you

  12. druek136801 says: Dec 2, 2010 12:01 PM

    His father has not admitted anything, the allegations came from the “agent” who at first said nothing happened then changed his story. They have no proof of anything, only the testimony of the “agent”. I am a huge Auburn fan and am happy that things have worked out like they have but I am afraid his dad did ask Miss St for money. I don’t believe he asked anyone else because he didn’t really want Cam at Miss St. Unfortunately what he did was not, technically, against NCAA rules but I’m sure they will amend that law shortly. I’m glad Cam is cleared but to me this is bittersweet.

  13. bamasucks says: Dec 2, 2010 12:41 PM

    drueki136801, facts are only going to confuse edgy.

    the NCAA wouldn’t have declared Cam Newton eligible if they thought that there was even a slight chance that they might have to come back and reverse their decision. but everyone wants to act like the NCAA has some kind of vested interest in keeping Cam Newton eligible. it’s insanity.

    this isn’t Reggie Bush 2.0. the facts surrounding the two cases couldn’t be more different. but again, edgy would rather believe that a couple of partial quotes from Joe Schad’s unnamed sources are the same “facts” that the NCAA are dealing with in their investigation.

    Schad’s sources are Kenny Rogers, John Bond, and Bell. it’s not like those three would have anything to lie about.

  14. edgy loves (insert overrated MWC/WAC team) says: Dec 2, 2010 1:43 PM

    http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/11/13/report-newtons-dad-admits-to-soliciting-money/

  15. edgy loves (insert overrated MWC/WAC team) says: Dec 2, 2010 1:43 PM

    http://www.wsbtv.com/sports/25778803/detail.html

  16. edgy loves (insert overrated MWC/WAC team) says: Dec 2, 2010 1:44 PM

    http://tucsoncitizen.com/usa-today-news/2010/11/12/report-cam-newtons-dad-admits-he-sought-money-from-mississippi-state/

  17. edgy loves (insert overrated MWC/WAC team) says: Dec 2, 2010 1:45 PM

    where are you bamasucks?

    huh?

  18. bamasucks says: Dec 2, 2010 3:34 PM

    lol wow. a link to CFT. impressive. that changes everything.

    you’re getting your facts from unnamed sources. but even so, if this sentence from one of your links is accurate(Winne’s source, who acknowledged sympathies on the Newton side of things, said the player and both parents have demonstrated a willingness to cooperate with the NCAA, beyond even the financial records turned over by the family, and from churches Cecil Newton oversees.), the truth will come out sooner or later. until then, you’re just reading partial quotes and innuendo and using what you HOPE to be true to fill in the blanks. the fact of the matter is that the NCAA says that Cam Newton is eligible. deal with it.

  19. bamasucks says: Dec 2, 2010 3:40 PM

    one of your links is to wsbtv and the other two are just basing their info on the wsbtv article. until Cecil Newton actually comes out and says “i solicited money”, it’s all hearsay.

    but here’s another quote from one of your links: “A person told a reporter at WSB-TV that Newton Sr. said he received no money and the conversations did not involve Mississippi State officials. Newton Sr. also stressed that Cam Newton or his mother was unaware of the discussions.”

    if no money traded hands and Cameron Newton didn’t sign with the school that’s involved in the allegations(MSU), it’s pretty clear why he’s eligible. see the Albert Means case for reference. he wasn’t eligible to play for UA but he was immediately eligible to play for Memphis…even though, in that case, money DID change hands.

  20. edgy loves (insert overrated MWC/WAC team) says: Dec 2, 2010 4:11 PM

    oh but yet bamasucks, cecli newton admitted it lol

    man you are a sad little boy, im not arguing eligible, im arguing that cecil solicited money.

    please provide a link showing he didnt or stfu

  21. edgy loves (insert overrated MWC/WAC team) says: Dec 2, 2010 4:17 PM

    oh Mr. Taylor u will read this too, and please mediate for us, did cecil take the money or not?

    all web sources said he did, bamasucks thinks that he didnt

    explain this

  22. bamasucks says: Dec 2, 2010 6:12 PM

    edgy, it’s impossible to provide a link to something that didn’t happen. at least tell me who Cecil Newton said this to. since you’re such an expert on this case, you should have a name, right? who is this person? or did he say this to the NCAA?

    no form of the word “solicit” was even used in the original story(from wsbtv).

  23. edgy loves (insert overrated MWC/WAC team) says: Dec 2, 2010 6:26 PM

    wow a mcdonalds fry cook is correct on one point, the word solicit is never used, but if you would grab a thesaurus (which might be hard to do for a person of your nature) and read what solicit means.

    here since it will be hard for you

    Main Entry: solicit

    Part of Speech: verb

    Definition: plead for; try to sell
    Synonyms: accost, apply, approach, ask, beg, beseech, bespeak, bum, cadge, call, canvass, challenge, claim, come on to, crave, demand, desire, drum up, drum, entreat, exact, go, hawk, hit on, hit up, hustle, implore, importune, inquire, mooch, panhandle, pass the hat, peddle, petition, postulate, pray, promote, proposition, query, question, refer, request, require, requisition, resort, seduce, seek, sponge, steer, sue for, supplicate, touch, tout, turn, whistle for

    well how sad bamasucks.

    Im not saying he took the money, im just asking why he did take the money

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