Friday, January 1, 2010

Newton is Official

Here is Auburn's release:

Auburn football has signed junior college QB Cameron Newton to a National Letter of Intent, announced head coach Gene Chizik Thursday. The No. 1 overall junior college prospect according to, Newton helped lead Blinn College (Texas) to the 2009 NJCAA National Championship.

“We’re extremely pleased that Cameron Newton has decided to become a part of the Auburn Family,” Chizik said. “In addition to being the nation’s premier junior college player, we also feel like he’s a great fit for Auburn.”

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 record.

A native of Atlanta, Ga., Newton transferred to Blinn after attending the University of Florida in 2007 and 2008. As a true freshman in 2007, Newton was the backup quarterback, playing in five contests. He rushed for 103 yards on just 16 carries, scoring three touchdowns on the ground, while passing for 40 yards on 5-of-10 passes. He redshirted in 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 senior.

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