Auburn quarterback Cam Newton will skip his senior season and declare for the National Football League draft, he said today in a video statement on the school’s website.
Newton, 21, who led the Tigers to a perfect season and the college national chanpionship with a 22-19 victory against Oregon three days ago, spent one year at Auburn after transferring there from Blinn College, a junior college in Texas.
“I think it’s best that I make that next step in my career to forgo my senior season and to enter the NFL draft,” he said in the videotape. “It was a very hard decision for me, a bittersweet decision, especially after coming off a great season at Auburn.”
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