The 2010 National Championship game was bittersweet for Auburn Tiger fans as the undefeated Tigers beat out the Oregen Ducks 22-19. Though this day had been long awaited it was also pretty clear to the fans that our starting quarter back and Heisman trophy winner Cam Newton would not be staying with us after the season. No later than three days after the game Cam broke the news he in fact was leaving and entering for the 2011 NFL draft. Though this was no surprise to much of anyone, Auburn fans were left wondering “now what?”.
Being the 2010 National Champions, Auburn is under a lot of pressure to make sure they live up to peoples expectations. With that being said, today Auburn fans might have seen “a light at the end of the tunnel” when former North Carolina State quarterback Russell Wilson took a visit to Auburn University. Wilson played with NC State from 2007-2010 and was just released from his ahtletic scholarship. Wilson was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Year in 2008, and in 2010 led the ACC with roughly 274 passing yards per game. Wilson also led his team to a win in the 2010 Champs Sports Bowl over West Virginia, throwing for 275 yards and 2 touchdowns. Though his stats are impressive, there is a twist to this. Wilson also plays baseball for the Colorado Rockies, which has and could potentially get in the way of his football career. Though Wilson has yet to make a choice he claims to not be ready to give up on his football dream just yet. The question is as a fan do we want Auburn to take a chance with him?
About the Author
Written by Khristina Stackpole
My names Khristina, I am a HUGE Miami Dolphins fan and I'm also an Auburn Tigers fan. I'm currently going to school with the hopes to get into the field of sports!