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Heisman winners Cam Newton, Sam Bradford, Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota burnish pro resumes

Heisman winners Cam Newton, Sam Bradford, Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota burnish pro resumes

Six days before college football recognizes its most outstanding player of the season, the NFL got in on the Heisman Trophy hype.

Five former winners — Cam Newton, Sam Bradford, Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota and Carson Palmer — had huge days to help their teams to victory Sunday as the league entered its stretch run for the playoffs.

The Carolina Panthers remained the NFL's only undefeated team by narrowly winning at New Orleans, 41-38, with Newton throwing for five touchdowns and further fueling his most-valuable-player campaign.

While his stats weren't gaudy — 14 for 24, 120 yards and two touchdowns — Bradford was under center for...

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