What are some highlights of the Blinn College football program?


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The Blinn College football program has won four National Junior College Athletic Association football championships as of October 2014, and the program has produced two high-level quarterbacks since 1987. Blinn College became the first program to win consecutive NJCAA national championships in 1995 and 1996. In 2009, Cam Newton led the Buccaneers to the program's fourth national title, a year before winning the Heisman Trophy at Auburn University.

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The 1995 and 1996 squads won 24 consecutive games on the way to winning two championships. Quarterback Michael Bishop led the team before attending Kansas State University and finishing as runner up to Ricky Williams for the 1998 Heisman Trophy.

Newton led second-ranked Blinn College to a 31-26 victory over top-ranked Fort Scott Community College in the 2009 Citizens Bank Bowl. Newton was 11-for-25 passing for 111 yards with one interception and a rushing touchdown. Blinn won the game on an 84-yard punt return for a touchdown with 15 seconds left. The game was played Dec. 6, 2009, in Pittsburg, Kan. Newton became just the second player with ties to the NJCAA to win the Heisman Trophy in 2010.

On Oct. 1, 2011, Blinn College defeated Navarro 31-26 in a battle of the top two teams in the NJCAA. Blinn upset the top-ranked Bulldogs by stopping them on downs with less than a minute to play. At the time of the game, Blinn set an attendance record of 2,243 fans at Cub Stadium.

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