Governor Bob Riley has proclaimed Saturday as "Cameron Newton Day" in the State of Alabama.
Cameron Newton, star quarterback for Auburn University, this season led his team to a Southeastern Conference championship and became the school's third player to win the Heisman Memorial Trophy. Governor Riley and fans across the state will be cheering for Cam Newton and the rest of the Auburn Tigers football team on Monday, January 10, as they take on the Oregon Ducks in the BCS National Championship Game.
"I want to commend Cameron Newton on a spectacular 2010 football season," Governor Riley said. "Cam is an incredible athlete and his performance on the football field speaks for itself. I've also been impressed with this young man's involvement in the community, spending his free time mentoring students despite the demands on his time as a star student-athlete. Cam is a special individual who is certainly deserving of the Heisman Trophy.