Posted by Tom Fornelli
One of the questions I have following the revelation that Cam Newton has been declared eligible by the NCAA is how will Heisman voters look at him now. Yes, he's been cleared, but the fact remains that his father did solicit money in an attempt to sell his son's commitment to the highest bidder. Personally, if I had a vote, Newton would still be getting mine, and he'd be eligible for any postseason awards, but I have no idea how others will view it.
Though I now have an idea of how awards like the Walter Camp Award, which is given annually to the player deemed the best in college football by a group of coaches and SIDs, see it. The award announced its three finalists today, and Newton is one of them. Stanford's Andrew Luck and Oregon's LaMichael James are the other two.
Newton has accounted for 3,590 total yards and 42 touchdowns for Auburn this season. James leads the nation in rushing, averaging nearly 155 yards a game for Oregon, while Luck has thrown for 3,051 yards and 28 touchdowns for Stanford. All three players are deserving of the award, though I have to think that Newton is going to win it.
Those are video game numbers he's posted this season.
We'll have to wait until December 9th to find out who wins.