CAREER -- 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 Scout.com.
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 2007.
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|
|2007 (UF)||5/0||5||10||50.0||40||0||0||14/Western Kentucky|
|NEWTON'S CAREER RUSHING STATS|
|2007 (UF)||5/0||16||103||6.4||3||24/Florida Atlantic|
|2010 (AU)||14/14||264||1473||5.6||20||71/Arkansas State|