Newton emerges as Auburn's No. 1 QB

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AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn has named junior Cameron Newton as
the No. 1 quarterback coming out of spring practice.

Coach Gene Chizik said Wednesday that the decision was made
after evaluating the four contenders' work during spring practice
and over the last week.

Chizik says Newton will have much to do during the summer and
two-a-day practices to ensure he'll be the starter going into the

Newton enrolled at Auburn in January. The 6-foot-6, 245-pounder
was rated as the nation's top junior college prospect by
after leading Blinn College to a national title.

Newton spent two seasons behind Tim Tebow at Florida.

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