Georgia recruited Newton - as a tight end

By: AP
By: AP

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - When Cam Newton was starring at an
Atlanta-area high school, the Southeastern Conference school in his
home state tried to recruit him.

The Georgia Bulldogs didn't see him as a quarterback, however.

Coach Mark Richt said Tuesday that Newton was recruited to play
tight end, a position that Georgia felt the 6-foot-6, 250-pounder
was better suited for in its offensive scheme.

Newton wound up at Florida as a backup to Tim Tebow, spent a
year at a junior college in Texas, then returned to the SEC with
Auburn. He's led the No. 2 Tigers (10-0, 6-0 SEC) into national
championship contention and is considered the favorite for the
Heisman Trophy heading into Saturday's game against the Bulldogs
(5-5, 3-4).

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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