Cam Newton And Lee Ziemba Win SEC Top Individual Honors
Dec. 8, 2010
Auburn junior quarterback Cam Newton was named the Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Year and senior offensive tackle Lee Ziemba was named the winner of the Jacobs Blocking Trophy in a vote by league coaches, the SEC announced today.
A native of College Park, Ga., Newton has accounted for a nation-best 49 touchdowns this season, setting Auburn single-season records for passing touchdowns (28) and rushing touchdowns (20) while also catching one. Newton is just the second player in NCAA FBS history to total at least 20 rushing and 20 passing touchdowns in a single season.
In helping lead the Tigers to a 13-0 record and a victory in the SEC Championship Game, Newton leads the nation in passing efficiency (188.16) and leads the SEC in rushing (108.4) and total offense (307.5). Newton is also the first player in SEC history to total 2,000 yards passing and 1,000 yards rushing in a single season.
A native of Rogers, Ark., Ziemba was voted the league's best blocker. Ziemba holds the Auburn record for consecutive games started at 51, having started every game since his freshman season in 2007.
Ziemba has been a key part of Auburn's record-setting offense that leads the SEC in scoring offense (42.7), total offense (497.7), rushing offense (287.2) and first downs (24.3). The Tigers rushed for more than 300 yards against six consecutive SEC opponents for the first time in school history, and have scored at least 50 points a school-record six times this season.
Top-ranked Auburn will play No. 2 Oregon in the BCS National Championship Game on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011.
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