VIDEO: Cam Newton Reading His Own Poem About Auburn

The Auburn Tigers honored Heisman Trophy winners Cam Newton, Bo Jackson and Pat Sullivan with a trio of statue unveilings at the A-Day Game on Saturday. Newton got the biggest cheers, and not just for being the player most recognizable to the whippersnappers or for hammin' it up and using those preacher man devices in his oration. He went and wrote a poem about Auburn.

Watch his asides to Bo throughout, and take joy in knowing you're observing the world's only poem to include a mid-line shout out to Gene Chizik. Below the video (his poem starts around 3:45), a transcript of this important work.

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 morale drop.

Greatness was what I strived for and greatness is what I got,

The mentality of the Auburn man took me to the top.

Some people will never understand the feeling of what it means to be an Auburn man,

But I'm lucky enough to be able to raise my right hand and be able to say, "I can."

My time at Auburn, I don't know if it could have been any better. Man, was it great.

We won a SEC title, a national championship, and, oh yeah, we beat that team, 27-28.

As a wise man once said, "This place," as in Auburn, "was great way before you were thought of,"

And this place is where I will always love.

So as I share this day with two of Auburn's beloved

I want to end by saying, "War Eagle," and, "I believe in Auburn and love it."

Newton asked for grades after his reading. Jackson gave him a six, while Sullivan offered up a 10.

For more on War Eagle football, visit Auburn blog Track Em Tigers, plus SEC blog Team Speed Kills.

While we're here, let's watch some college football videos from SB Nation's new YouTube channel together:

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