Gil Alcaraz IV

Gil is the owner of the Minnesota Vikings blog, The Viking Den, and an editorial writer for Lakers Nation. Having followed the NFL Draft for years, Gil has had a knack for naming some of the big surprise players to make it in the NFL. Gil is also a member of the Football Writers Association of America.

Cam Newton Hauls in Heisman, 3 Other Awards

December 13, 2010

The Heisman Memorial Trophy is presented annually to the outstanding player of the year, decided on primarily by sportswriters and previous Heisman winners. The Heisman is considered the most prestigious of all NCAA football awards. Only a select few of college football’s players have ever had the honor of being presented with this 25 pound symbol of excellence. This year, the former Heisman winners welcomed Cam Newton, quarterback of the Auburn Tigers, into their elite fraternity.


For Newton, the entire 2010 season was nothing but a Heisman highlight reel. After transferring from Blinn College to Auburn in 2010, Newton immediately took over the starting quarterback position, and for good reason. In 13 games, Newton threw for 2,589 yards and 28 touchdowns while compiling a passer rating of 188.16. His impressive passing stats were only the tip of the iceberg, however. Using his outstanding athleticism and evasive running style, he (read more…)

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