A dapper Cam Newton strolled briskly down the red carpet in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., smiling and acknowledging fans. He paused to sign a few autographs, then rushed off to begin collecting postseason hardware.
The Auburn star won the Davey O'Brien Award as the nation's top quarterback Thursday night, when he also walked away with the Maxwell Award as the best all-around player in the country. His next stop will be New York, where he is the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy on Saturday.
Dressed in a black suit, white shirt and orange tie, Newton was the next-to-last player introduced on the red carpet for the College Football Awards Show at Disney World — just ahead of Wisconsin offensive tackle Gabe Carimi, the Outland Trophy winner as the nation's best interior lineman.
Newton led the Southeastern Conference in rushing with 1,409 yards, while also completing 67.1% of his passes for 2,589 yards and 28 touchdowns.