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Newton torched defenses in a Heisman-winning 2010, totaling 2,589 passing yards, 1,409 rushing yards and 48 touchdowns. He's stayed focused amid a slew of NCAA investigations, leading comeback wins against South Carolina, Georgia, LSU and, most improbably, Alabama. With Newton at the controls, Auburn will play for the national championship against Oregon on Jan. 10.

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