Prior to Auburn’s spring game on Saturday, the school held a ceremony outside Jordan-Hare Stadium to unveil statues of its three previous Heisman winners: Pat Sullivan, Bo Jackson and Cam Newton. Of course, each former Tiger was expected to give a few words. Newton, never one to shy away from attention, did that and then some.
The quarterback capped off his speech by reciting an 18-line poem he wrote himself about his time at the university (which was what, a semester and a half?). Via The Birmingham News, here’s video of Newton’s remarks. The poem starts around the 3:32 mark:
Thanks to the Opelika-Auburn News, here’s the full text of Newton’s poetry:
365 days that was my tenure
But for some strange reason it felt like I’ve always been here.
All the blood, sweat and tears it took to get this
I’ll always honor and cherish this.
My road to the top had a couple pit stops
But during my time at Auburn the love of the Auburn family would not let my moral drop.
Greatness was what I...