To the surprise of no one, Cam Newton was awarded the 2010 Heisman Trophy over Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, Oregon running back LaMichael James, and Boise State quarterback Kellan Moore. The Auburn QB received 729 first-place votes, nearly ninety-three percent of ballots returned. Pretty much a landslide. He's the third Auburn player to win the award. Two interesting quotes from his awkward acceptance speech: "This isn't an award that was won this year. This is an award that was won since I came out of your womb" and "My parents do a lot of things behind the scenes that go unnoticed." Really?! Umm... Couldn't you have found a better way to word that, Cam? Video and transcript after the jump.
Via SB Nation
Oh my God. Oh my God. First, giving all the honor and glory to God, who is the head of my life. Without him we would not even be here right now … so thank you for that.
I also would like to thank my beautiful mother Jackie Newton and my father. This … [Previous Heisman winner on stage: "Take your time."]
Thank you. Thank you. [Crowd member: "WE LOVE YOU CAM!"]
My parents do a lot of things behind the scenes that go unnoticed, and this is not an award that in my opinion has been won by my play this year. This is an award that was won when I came out your womb. Thank you for everything you did for me.
I’d also like to thank my coaches and my players. Coach Chizik. I’d also like to thank the troops overseas that’s fighting for our freedom every single day.
Honestly from the bottom of my heart, thank you for giving me the chance. Thank you for everything that you’ve done. Coach Chizik, coach Malzahn, coach Troop. Thank you to the Auburn family for all the support you’ve given me in these trying times. Thank you to the Heisman Trust and all these Heisman winners.
And also I want to give a special thanks to my teammates. Without those guys I wouldn’t be here getting this recognition.
Who would’ve ever thought a person from College Park, Georgia would get an award with such prestige and tradition? I thank God every day for waking em up this morning and letting me play football. I apologize if I havent said your name. And War Eagle.
Think he meant to say this?