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Auburn Stars Take Home Some Major Awards

When you win, your players get noticed.  Then they win awards.

Here’s guessing, however, that Cam Newton and Nick Fairley would have taken home the AP’s offensive and defensive Player of the Year awards even if Auburn had gone 9-3.  Those guys get noticed all by themselves.

Newton became the first SEC player to ever rush for 1,000 yards and throw for 2,000 in the same season.

Fairley took over games — his one man sack, strip and recovery against Alabama was as good a play as you’ll see — and he made some, er, “big” hits in the process. 

Can’t argue with their taking home the AP’s honors.  Don’t expect the award rush to stop anytime soon, either.  Newton is one of four players who’ll head to New York for his week’s Heisman Trophy presentation.  The only way he doesn’t win that award is if voters decide to penalize him for his father’s pay-for-play plan… something the NCAA and SEC did not do.  (Personally, I don’t know how someone could not vote for him and then look in a mirror.  He was cleared.  He was spectacular.)

South Carolina’s Marcus Lattimore captured the AP’s Freshman of the Year honors.


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