Auburn football legend Cam Newton has a “unique case” to make the College Football Hall of Fame whenever his name hits the ballot according to the Montgomery Advertiser’s Richard Silva due to both his lack of longevity as a star at the collegiate level and sheer dominance in his championship season under center in 2010.
“Newton started one year in FBS,” Silva prefaced before saying, “Each of the 10 former FBS quarterbacks on the 2024 ballot were starters for multiple seasons at their respective schools, though Newton is a unique case as many credit him with having one of the best, if not the the best, seasons of all time in 2010.”
Newton led the Tigers to an undefeated campaign and a legendary comeback against Alabama in a highly consequential Iron Bowl while being named the winner of the Heisman trophy during that one season. When the story of college football is told and the narrator gets to the 2010s, what Newton did for the Plains is the first thing that needs to be spoken on.
The case for Auburn football RB coach Cadillac Williams to make College Football Hall of Fame
Silva made the case for current Auburn football running backs coach Cadillac Williams to make the College Football Hall of Fame, pointing to his superior rushing numbers to the last coach to be named to the Hall, former Clemson and NFL RB CJ Spiller.
“Clemson’s CJ Spiller is the latest running back to be voted into the hall,” Silva prefaced before saying, “He collected 4,967 yards and 43 touchdowns from scrimmage over four seasons, while also returning 127 kick and punt returns for 2,621 yards and eight scores. Williams doesn’t have that resume in the return game, but he has more rushing yards (3,831 vs. 3,547) and three more TDs from scrimmage than Spiller.”
After notching two wins as the Tigers’ head coach, Williams can add another bucket list item in the form of a College Football Hall of Fame nod. Spiller never went undefeated with Clemson like Williams did with AU, so Cadillac certainly has a good case.