Quaterback of the Week: Cam Newton

Written by Will Spencer on September 29, 2010

Cam Newton

Position: QB School: Auburn
Height: 6’6" Weight: 250 lbs
Class: RS-Junior 40 time: -.–

Redshirt junior quarterback Cam Newton of Auburn led his team to a come from behind victory against SEC Rival and 12th ranked South Carolina this week. As a result of is performance, Newton was named the Davey O’Brien Quarterback of the Week. Newton finished the game 16 of 21 for 158 yards and 2 touchdowns while rushing for 176 yards and three touchdowns in the win.

Other quarterbacks receiving votes this week were; Trey Burton (Florida), Austin Dantin (Toledo), Andrew Luck (Stanford), Kellen Moore (Boise State), Terrelle Pryor (Ohio State), Pete Thomas (Colorado State), Scott Tolzien (Wisconsin) and Russell Wilson (North Carolina State).

During the first eight weeks of the season, a subset of The O’Brien National Selection Committee will name The O’Brien Quarterback of the Week, given to a player who exemplifies the award’s standards. All 120 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) quarterbacks are candidates for the award until Semifinalists are announced Oct. 25. Finalists will be announced Nov. 22 and the 2010 O’Brien Winner will be announced Dec. 9.

Will Spencer

Will is the founder and President of Draft Breakdown & has been scouting draft prospects since 2002. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including the USA Today Draft Preview Magazine, the official website of the Baltimore Ravens, Ravens Insider and The Orange and Brown Report. Will has previous playing experience as a defensive end in the AFA, is currently a member of the Football Writers Association of America and graduated from the SMWW Football Scouting course in 2009.

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