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Cam Newton was in Florida on Thursday for ESPN’s College Football Awards Show, where he picked up the Maxwell Award given to the national player of the year and the Davey O’Brien Award for the top quarterback. Earlier in the day, he won the Walter Camp player of the year award.

Newton was the SEC offensive player of the year after accounting for 49 touchdowns, best in the nation, and setting school records for both passing and rushing touchdowns in a season.

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AP Sports Writer David Brandt in Jackson, Miss., contributed to this report.