Newton to be part of Auburn statues

A week after Florida unveiled statues of its three former Heisman Trophy champions, Auburn announced it was immortalizing its trio of winners, including the current recipient Cam Newton, at Jordan-Hare Stadium, The Birmingham News reported Thursday.

Newton, the quarterback whose standout performances on the field were marred by allegations of financial irregularities off it, was awarded the trophy in December. He will stand tall next to the 1971 winner Pat Sullivan and the 1985 winner Bo Jackson.

Athletics director Jay Jacobs said the three men will be honored on the east side of the stadium later in the academic year, when the bronze statues one-and-a-half-times the size of each player will be unveiled.

A bust was also commissioned of John Heisman, Auburn’s legendary former coach who gave his name to the award.

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