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Cam Newton gets official day in state

Updated: January 7, 2011, 1:52 PM ET
Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Auburn's Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Cam Newton has been honored by Alabama Gov. Bob Riley.

Riley declared that Saturday will be "Cameron Newton Day" in Alabama. Riley said the designation is in recognition of the Atlanta native's play on the field leading the Tigers to an undefeated record and a spot in Monday's national title game in Glendale, Ariz., against Oregon.

Riley said the special day also will honor Newton's work off the field mentoring ...

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