Cam Newton did it all in his lone season at Auburn. The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback compiled 4,327 yards of total offense, threw for 30 touchdowns, rushed for another 20 and left fans on The Plains with too many moments to count.
His tipped Hail Mary helped the Tigers become SEC champions. His incredible rushing touchdown versus LSU became known as his Heisman moment. “Super Cam” even caught a touchdown before winning the 2010 BCS National Championship and becoming the first-overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.
Naturally, Newton’s name is still littered all over the Auburn record book. One of those records? The longest passing play in school history.
Cam Newton’s Record 94-Yard Passing TD
It was business as usual when Auburn took on Louisiana-Monroe at Jordan-Hare Stadium in 2010. The Tigers won handily, 52-3.
But that cupcake game was much more than a contest to pad the stats for Cam Newton. By the time the fourth quarter was over, he’d leave the game a record holder.
In the first quarter, Newton threw a 94-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Emory Blake that instantly became the longest pass completion in Auburn history. The versatile quarterback faked a handoff and then faked his own quarterback run.
Every single ULM defender in the secondary bit on the fake, because Blake was wide open. Seriously, look up “wide open” in the dictionary and you’ll find a picture from this play. There wasn’t anyone within 15 yards of Blake.
This was just the fifth game of Auburn’s 2010 season, so fans were just being introduced to his incredible abilities. This may have been one of the first for some.
Newton went on to run the table in SEC play, beating Kentucky, Arkansas, LSU, Ole Miss, Georgia and Alabama. The Tigers then beat South Carolina in the SEC Championship Game and Oregon in the national title game.
Cam Newton will forever be a legend for that season, and this play is cemented in the school’s record books.