Here is a breakdown of the four players invited and their résumé’s from 2010.
1. Cameron Newton, QB, Auburn: Newton became only the second player in NCAA history to run and throw for 20 touchdowns in a season with Tim Tebow being the first. Newton finished the season with a quarterback rating of 188.2. He tallied 2,589 yards in the air and tossed 28 touchdowns. Newton managed only 6 interceptions and finished with a staggering completion percentage of 67.1. Newton finished the season with 1,409 yards rushing on 5.8 yards per carry and 20 rushing TD’s.
2. LaMichael James, RB, Oregon: James is the best running back in the country. James scurried for 1,682 yards on the ground while adding 21 touchdowns. His 6.0 yards per carry average is just plain awesome. James also added 13 catches for 169 yards and 1 TD.
3. Kellen Moore, QB, Boise State: Moore will have on his shoulders the fact that he couldn’t hold the lead and eventually lost to Nevada in that classic game a few weeks back. The loss is really the only blemish on his otherwise magnificent season. Moore’s quarterback rating was a staggering 185.0. He threw for 3,506 total yards while adding 33 touchdown and only 5 interceptions. His completion percentage on the season was a head turning 71.0%.
4. Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford: Luck also played on a team with just one loss on the season. Luck now holds the Cardinal single-season record for touchdowns with 28 against 7 interceptions. Luck’s passer rating was an impressive 166.1. He threw for 3,051 yards and ran for an additional 438 yards and 3 touchdowns. Luck’s completion percentage was a remarkable 70.2%.