Courtesy of Auburn Athletics
AUBURN, Ala. â€” Auburn junior quarterback Cameron Newton has surfaced as the
No. 1 quarterback coming out of spring practice, announced head coach
Gene Chizik, Wednesday.
â€œAfter thoroughly evaluating our quarterbacks during spring practice
and over the last week, Cam has emerged as our post-spring No. 1
quarterback,â€ Chizik said. â€œObviously, he will have a lot of work to
do over the summer and during two-a-days to continue along this path. We
fully expect our other quarterbacks to continue to work hard and compete
with Cam during the off-season and into fall camp.â€
Newton, who joined Auburn in January, was the No. 1 overall junior
college prospect according to Rivals.com in 2009 and helped lead Blinn
College (Texas) to the 2009 NJCAA National Championship.
The 6-6, 245-pound Newton passed for 2,833 yards and 22 touchdowns
while rushing for 655 yards and 16 scores this past season at Blinn.
Newton completed 204-of-336 for Buccaneers, who finished with an 11-1
A native of College Park, Ga., Newton transferred to Blinn after
attending the University of Florida in 2007 and 2008.
Newton attended Westlake High School in Atlanta where he was named to
the Atlanta Journal Constitution's Super Southern 100 and participated
in the inaugural All-American Offense-Defense All-American Bowl as a