Became Auburn's third Heisman Trophy winner, joining QB Pat Sullivan
(`71) and RB Bo Jackson (`85) ... Auburn's first Maxwell Award winner and first Davey
O'Brien winner ... Third Auburn player to win Walter Camp National Player of the Year
(Sullivan, Jackson) ... The third player in NCAA FBS history to total 20 rushing and 20
passing touchdowns in a single season (Tim Tebow of Florida, 2007; Colin Kaepernick of
Nevada, 2010) ... Became the first player in SEC history and the ninth different player in
NCAA history to reach totals of 2,000 yards passing and 1,000 yards rushing in a single season
... Became 14th player in NCAA history to win the Heisman Trophy and win a national
championship in the same season ... Third player in the BCS era to win the Heisman and
the BCS National Championship in the same season ... With 4,327 yards total offense, one
of just two players in SEC history to accomplish the feat, joining Kentucky QB Tim Couch
(4,151 yards in 1998) ... Passer efficiency of 182.05 broke school record (Jason Campbell,
172.89 in 2004) and SEC single-season record (Florida's Danny Wuerffel, 178.4 in 1995) ...
Has five of the top 51 rushing performances in AU history ... AU single-season record holder
for TD responsibility (51) ... Holds the SEC single-season rushing record for a QB (1,473)
... 10th in SEC history for rushing yards by a QB with 1,586 ... Holds AU single-season
record of 20 rushing TD's ... The 20 rushing TD's tied UGA's Garrison Hearst (1992) for
third-best single-season total ... Only player in AU history to rush for 170 yards or more in
four consecutive SEC games ... Second player in AU history to rush for 170 or more yards
five times in a season, joining Bo Jackson who accomplished the feat in 1985 ... Only QB in
AU history to throw for at least two TD's in first five games of a season ... Second QB in AU
history to record more than one 100-yard rushing effort in a career ... Set AU record, along
with WR Emory Blake, for longest play from scrimmage with a 94-yard TD pass vs.
ULM (10/2/10) ... Just the second player in the SEC in the last 10 years to have four or
more 170-yard rushing performances in a season (Darren McFadden, ARK, 2006 ;
Darren McFadden, ARK, 2007 ) ... First player in AU history to rush for three TD's
in three consecutive SEC games ... Second player in AU history to rush for three TD's
in consecutive games since Joe Cribbs in 1979 ... Posted the 19th 1,000 yard rushing
season in AU history ... His 1,473 rushing yards ranks as 3rd best total in AU history for
a single-season ... His 4237 yards total offense is the most in a single season in AU history
... His 30 passing TD's are the most in a single season in SEC history ... Became
third player in AU history to record a TD passing, rushing and receiving in a season,
joining Carnell Williams (2004) and Kodi Burns (2009) ... 2nd in SEC single-season
record book for TD responsibility (51) ... Scored 21 touchdowns (20 rushing and one
receiving), giving him 126 points scored this season, which set a new Auburn single
season record for most points scored in a single season ... 126 points tied for seventh in
SEC single-season record book.
2010 -- Winner of 76th Heisman Trophy ... Davey O'Brien Award winner (nation's
top QB) ... Maxwell Award winner (nation's top player) ... Manning Award winner ...
Coaches' SEC Offensive Player of the Year ... Associated Press National Player of the
Year ... Associated Press SEC Offensive Player of the Year ... Rivals.com National Player
of the Year ... Walter Camp National Player of the Year ... Walter Camp All-America
Team ... Sporting News National Player of the Year and First-Team All-America ...
SI.com First-Team All-America ... Associated Press First-Team All-America ...
CBSSports.com First-Team All-America ... Rivals.com First-Team All-America ...
Named AFCA Coaches' All-America ... Coaches' First-Team All-SEC ... Associated
Press Unanimous First-Team All-SEC ... ESPN.com All-SEC ... Phil Steel First-Team
All-SEC ... SEC Championship Game Offensive MVP... Phil Steele's Midseason All-
America First-Team ... CBSsports.com Midseason All-America ... Paul Hornung Most
Versatile Performances of the Week (12/4) ... SEC Offensive Player of the Week (11/26-27) ...
Rivals.com SEC Player of the Week (11/26-27) ... SEC Offensive Player of the Week (11/13) ...
Rivals.com National & SEC Player of the Week (11/13) ... SEC Offensive Player of the Week
(10/23) ... SEC Co-Offensive Player of the Week (10/16) ... Davey O'Brien National
Quarterback of the Week (10/16) ... Rivals.com National & SEC Player of the Week (10/23) ...
Rivals.com National Player of the Week (10/16) ... Walter Camp National Player of the Week
(10/16) ... Davey O'Brien National Quarterback of the Week (9/27) ... SEC Offensive Player
of the Week (9/25) ... SEC Offensive Player of the Week (9/6) ... Started all 14 games ... Threw
for 2,854 yards (185-for-280) with 30 touchdowns and seven interceptions ... Also rushed
for 1,473 yards on 264 attempts with 20 TD's ... Caught two passes for 42 yards and one
touchdown ... Only player in NCAA with five 170+ yard rushing games ... Accounted for
five TD's in a game four times (Arkansas State, USC, UTC, SEC Championship Game) ...
In season opener vs. Arkansas State, rushed for 171 yards, accounted for five TD's and
amassed 357 yards total offense ... The 171 rushing yards was most by an AU player in
their debut since RB Rudi Johnson rushed for 174 yards vs. Wyoming in 2000 ... Had
71-yard rushing TD vs. Arkansas State which was longest run from scrimmage for AU
since 2005 and was the third-longest TD run in school history by a QB and longest
since 1976 ... The 357 yards total offense was most in season opener by an AU player
since QB Patrick Nix's 369 yards in 1995 ... Connected on 9-of-14 pass attempts for 186
yards with three scoring strikes ... Had TD throws of 36, 48 and 38 yards ... Also had
scoring runs of 2 and 71 yards vs. ASU ... In SEC opener vs. Mississippi State, accounted
for 274 yards of total offense with 136 passing, 70 rushing and 22 receiving ... Hit 11-
of-19 passes (136 yards) with a pair of TD's ... Also made first career reception, a 22-
yard throwback from Kodi Burns ... His 70 yards led all rushers vs. Bulldogs ... Against
Clemson, accounted for 271 total offense (203 passing/68 rushing) with a pair of TD's
... Hit 7-of-14 passes attempts for 203 yards with TD strikes of 8 and 78 yards ... The 78-
yard TD pass to Terrell Zachery is tied for 11th longest pass play in AU history ...
Against South Carolina, accounted for five TD's (two pass, three rush) and 334 yards
total offense (176 rush, 158 pass) ... Against ULM, threw for 245 yards, hitting 14-of-19
passes with three TD's including an AU-record long play of 94 yards to Emory Blake ...
Also punted one time for 22 yards vs. ULM ... Against Kentucky, rushed for then careerhigh
198 yards and four TD's ... His 198 rushing yards were the most by an Auburn
player since 2005 when Kenny Irons rushed for 218 yards at LSU ... Accounted for 408
yards total offense, fifth most in AU history ... Hit 13-of-21 passes for 210 yards ... The
four rush TD's tied AU record for most in a game by a QB (Phil Gargis vs. FSU in 1976)
... Rushed for 48 yards on 10 carries and threw for 25 yards on 3-of-4 passing to account
for 73 of Auburn's 86 yards on its game-winning drive in the fourth quarter ... Against
Arkansas, led all rushers with 188 yards and 25 carries and three TD's ... Hit 10-of-14
passes for 140 yards with a TD ... Against LSU, led all rushers with a career-best 217
yards on 28 carries ... Had a pair of rushing TD's, from 1-yard out in first quarter and
from 49 yards out in third quarter to give AU 17-10 lead ... Also hit 10-of-16 passes for
86 yards with no turnovers ... Against Ole Miss, lined up at WR and caught 20-yard TD
pass from Kodi Burns in first quarter to tie game and connected on 18-of-24 pass
attempts, setting career highs for both, for 209 yards with a pair of TD's ... Also rushed 11 times for 45 yards, totaling 274 yards total offense ... Against UTC, registered 341
yards total offense with five TD's ... Threw for 317 yards on 15-of-21 passing with
career-best four TD's including 80-yard TD throw and catch to Terrell Zachery ...
Rushed eight times for 24 yards with one TD, a 1-yard run ... Against Georgia, recorded
299 yards total offense with four total TD's ... Hit 12-of-15 passes for 148 yards and
two TD's ... Rushed for game high 151 yards on 30 carries with a pair of scores ...
Against Alabama, hit 13-of-20 passes for 216 yards with three TD's and rushed for 39
yards on 22 carries with one TD ... Set single-season rushing TD record and single-season
TD pass record vs. Crimson Tide ... In SEC Championship Game vs. South
Carolina, named MVP after throwing for career-high 335 yards and accounting for
career-best six touchdowns (4 passing, 2 rushing) ... Ran for team-high 73 yards on 14
carries to account for 408 yards total offense ... Against Oregon in BCS National
Championship Game, set career high in completions and pass attempts, going 20-of-34
for 265 yards and a pair of TD's ... TD passes came on throws of 35 and 30 yards ...
Production in the 4th quarter and one OT period this season: 69 rushes, 301
yards, 2 TD's and 24-of-37 passing (64.7 percent) for 243 yards with 7 TD's
and no INT's.
JUNIOR COLLEGE -- Blinn (Texas) Junior College Coach: Brad Franchione ... Helped lead Blinn
College to junior college to the 2009 NJCAA National Championship after passing for
2,833 yards and 22 touchdowns while rushing for 655 yards and 16 TDs ... Led the
Buccaneers to an 11-1 record ... NJCAA Honorable Mention All-American ... Rated as
No. 1 QB (high school or junior college) by Rivals.com and is the only five-star QB
according to Rivals ... No. 1 overall JUCO prospect by Rivals ... Four-star prospect by
2008 (FLORIDA) -- Redshirted ... Action in season opener versus Hawaii, rushing
for 10 yards and a TD on five carries, while connecting on 1-of-2 passes for 14 yards.
2007 (FLORIDA) -- Saw extensive playing time in five games during versus Western
Kentucky, Troy, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Florida Atlantic ... Rushed for 103 yards on
just 16 carries, scoring three touchdowns on the ground ... Completed five passes in 10
attempts for 40 yards ... Just sixth quarterback in Florida history to see action in the
season opener as a true freshman, joining Tim Tebow, Chris Leak, Josh Portis, Cris
Collinsworth and Doug Johnson ... Career-long 24-yard touchdown run in the fourth
quarter versus Florida Atlantic ... Rushed for a career-high 46 yards against the Owls
on just six attempts ... Carried the ball five times for 33 yards against Vanderbilt ...
Guided the Florida offense to a touchdown against Tennessee, highlighted by an 11-
yard run when he bowled over Volunteers' safety Dennis Rogan ... Scored first career
touchdown on a 4-yard plunge against Western Kentucky ... Completed three of four
passes for 25 yards in his debut against the Hilltoppers ... Enrolled at Florida in January
HIGH SCHOOL -- Westlake High school coach: Dallas Allen ... Participated in the inaugural
All-American Offense-Defense All-American Bowl for Team East following his
senior season ... His squad won the game, 28-14 ... One of nine quarterbacks in the
Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Super Southern 100 ... As a junior, completed 62.4 percent
of his passes for 2,500 yards and 23 touchdowns ... Threw just nine interceptions
and rushed for 638 yards and nine TDs.
PERSONAL -- Born May 11, 1989 ... Son of Cecil and Jackie Newton ... Brother,
Cecil is a second-year center with Jacksonville Jaguars ... Major: Sociology.
Rushing: 1st /15th (105.2 ypg)
Passing: 6th / 68th (187.9 ypg)
Pass Efficiency: 1st /2nd (182.0)
Total Offense: 1st /9th (309.1 ypg)
All-Purpose: 9th / 72nd, (108.2 ypg)
Scoring: 3rd /14th (9.0 ppg)
Total Pass Yards (NCAA only): 36th (2854 yds)
Points Responsible For (NCAA only): 1st (21.9 ppg)
Rushing Yards by QB (NCAA only): 2nd (105.2 ypg)
|NEWTON'S CAREER PASSING STATS
|YEAR||G/GS ||CMP ||ATT ||PCT ||YDS ||INT ||TD ||LP/OPPONENT|
|2007 (UF) ||5/0 ||5 ||10 ||50.0 ||40 ||0 ||0 ||14/Western Kentucky|
|2008 (UF) ||1/0 ||1 ||2 ||50.0 ||14 ||0 ||0 ||14/Hawaii|
|2010 (AU) ||14/14 ||185 ||280 ||66.1 ||2854 ||7 ||30 ||94/ULM|
|Totals ||20/14 ||191 ||292 ||65.4 ||2908 ||7 ||30 ||94/ULM|
|NEWTON'S CAREER RUSHING STATS
|YEAR||G/GS ||NO ||YDS ||AVG ||TD ||LP/OPPONENT
|2007 (UF)|| 5/0 ||16 ||103 ||6.4 ||3 ||24/Florida Atlantic|
|2008 (UF) ||1/0 ||5 ||10 ||2.0 ||1 ||12/Hawaii|
|2010 (AU) ||14/14 ||264 ||1473 ||5.6 ||20 ||71/Arkansas State|
|Totals ||20/14 ||285 ||1586 ||5.6 ||24 ||71/Arkansas State|