115 Facts About Cam Newton


Cameron Jerrell Newton was born on May 11,1989 and is an American football quarterback who has played in the National Football League for 11 seasons.


Cam Newton was selected first overall by the Carolina Panthers in the 2011 NFL Draft.


Cam Newton made an impact in his first season when he set the rookie records for passing and rushing yards by a quarterback, earning him Offensive Rookie of the Year.


Between 2013 and 2017, Cam Newton led the Panthers to four playoff appearances and three division titles.


Cam Newton is one of four African-American quarterbacks to win NFL MVP and was the first to solely receive it.


Cam Newton was released by the Patriots the following year and returned to the Panthers midway through the 2021 season, but was not re-signed afterwards.


Cam Newton is the son of Jackie and Cecil Newton Sr.


Cam Newton was a talented baseball and basketball player as a youth, but developed a fear of being hit by a pitch in baseball and could not avoid foul trouble on the basketball court.


Cam Newton stopped playing baseball at 14 years old and quit basketball shortly into his high school career.


In 2015, Cam Newton graduated from Auburn University with a degree in sociology.


Cam Newton attended Westlake High School in Atlanta, playing for their high school football team.


Cam Newton received scholarship offers from Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, and Virginia Tech.


Cam Newton committed to the University of Florida at the beginning of his senior year, becoming part of the top-rated recruiting class in the country for 2007.


Cam Newton initially attended the University of Florida, where he was a member of the Florida Gators football team in 2007 and 2008 under head coach Urban Meyer.


Cam Newton played in five games, passing for 40 yards on 5-of-10 and rushing 16 times for 103 yards and three touchdowns.


In 2008, during his sophomore season, Cam Newton played in the season opener against Hawaii but sustained an ankle injury and took a medical redshirt season.


On November 21,2008, Cam Newton was arrested on felony charges of burglary, larceny, and obstruction of justice on an accusation that he stole a laptop computer from another University of Florida student.


Cam Newton tossed the computer out his dorm window in a humorously ill-advised attempt to hide it from cops.


In November 2010, Thayer Evans of Fox Sports reported that Cam Newton faced potential expulsion from the University of Florida for three instances of academic dishonesty, prior to transferring.


In January 2009, Cam Newton transferred to Blinn College in Brenham, Texas, to play for head coach Brad Franchione, son of Dennis Franchione.


Cam Newton was named a Juco All-America honorable mention and was the most recruited Juco quarterback in the country.


Cam Newton was ranked as the number one quarterback from either high school or junior college by Rivals.


Cam Newton started the first game of Auburn University's 2010 season, a home win over Arkansas State on September 4,2010.


Cam Newton accounted for 186 passing yards, 171 rushing yards, and five total offensive touchdowns.


Cam Newton completed three touchdown passes, one of which went for 94 yards to Emory Blake.


Cam Newton passed for 210 yards and rushed for 198 yards including four rushing touchdowns.


Cam Newton broke Pat Sullivan's school record for most touchdowns in a single season, a record that had stood since 1971, with 27.


Auburn received its first No 1 overall BCS ranking, and Cam Newton was listed as the overall favorite for the Heisman.


Cam Newton passed for 216 yards with three passing touchdowns and ran for another.


Cam Newton was named the game MVP after passing for a season-high 335 yards and scoring a career-best six total touchdowns, which were four passing and two rushing.


Cam Newton was named the 2010 SEC Offensive Player of the Year as well as the 2010 AP Player of the Year.


Cam Newton was one of four finalists for the 2010 Heisman Trophy, which he won in a landslide victory.


Cam Newton was the third Auburn player to win the Heisman Trophy.


Cam Newton threw for 262 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception.


Cam Newton rushed 22 times for 65 yards, though he lost a fumble that later allowed Oregon to tie the game with limited time remaining.


Once Auburn received the ball, Cam Newton drove the Tigers down the field to win the game on Wes Byrum's last-second field goal.


Media outlets wrote Cam Newton was upstaged by teammate Michael Dyer, the game's Offensive MVP, and Auburn's defense, which held the high-powered Oregon ground game to just 75 yards On January 13, three days after winning the BCS National Championship, Cam Newton declared for the 2011 NFL Draft, forgoing his senior season.


In early November 2010, several Mississippi State University athletic boosters reported to the media that, during their recruitment of his son out of Blinn College nearly a year earlier, Cecil Cam Newton said that it would take "more than just a scholarship" to secure his son's services.


Rogers said in a Dallas radio interview that Cecil Cam Newton said it would take "anywhere between $100,000 and $180,000" to get his son to transfer to Mississippi State.


Auburn maintained throughout the investigation, which had begun several months before the public was made aware of it, that they were not involved in any pay-for-play scheme and that Cam Newton was fully eligible to play.


Auburn immediately filed to have him reinstated on the basis that Kenny Rogers could not be considered an agent and that Cam Newton was not aware of his father's illegal activity.


Auburn subsequently limited the access Cecil Cam Newton had to the program as a result of the NCAA findings.


Also, due to increased pressure by the media and the NCAA investigation, Cecil Cam Newton announced he would not attend the Heisman Trophy Ceremony.


In late January 2011, Cam Newton began working out with George Whitfield Jr.


Cam Newton was the first reigning Heisman Trophy winner to go first overall since Carson Palmer in 2003.


Cam Newton was Auburn's fourth No 1 selection after Tucker Frederickson, Bo Jackson, and Aundray Bruce.


Cam Newton became Blinn College's fifth player to get drafted and the first in school history to be selected in the first round.


Cam Newton's 422 passing yards broke Peyton Manning's rookie record for most passing yards on opening day.


Cam Newton's 854 passing yards through the first two games of the season, the most in league history by a rookie, broke the NFL record of 827 set by Kurt Warner in the 2000 season and stood as the most by any quarterback in the first two weeks of the season until New England's Tom Brady broke the mark again later in the day with 940.


Cam Newton became the only player to begin his career with consecutive 400-yard passing games and broke the Carolina Panthers franchise record of 547 yards previously held by Steve Beuerlein.


Cam Newton's total passing yards over the first three games was 1,012 yards.


Cam Newton threw for 256 yards and one touchdown, completing 18 of his 23 passes.


Cam Newton rushed for 59 yards and a touchdown, including one run for 25 yards.


Cam Newton set the NFL rushing touchdown record for quarterbacks on December 4,2011, rushing for his 13th touchdown of the season in the fourth quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers breaking the record of Steve Grogan set in 1976.


On January 1,2012, against the New Orleans Saints, Newton threw for 158 yards and became the first rookie quarterback to throw for 4,000 yards.


Cam Newton finished his rookie season with 4,051 yards, 21 touchdowns, and 17 interceptions.


Cam Newton's 706 rushing yards were a rookie record for a single season until Robert Griffin III broke the mark in the next season.


On January 22,2012, Cam Newton was named to be heading to the Pro Bowl after the New York Giants beat the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship.


Cam Newton finished the Pro Bowl with 186 yards along with two touchdowns and three interceptions.


Cam Newton was named both AP Offensive Rookie of the Year and Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year on February 4,2012.


Cam Newton became the second straight number one pick to win the AP Rookie of the Year, after Sam Bradford won it the previous season.


Cam Newton was the first Panther to win the Offensive award, but the second Panthers rookie of the year, following Julius Peppers, the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2002.


Cam Newton received his Offensive Rookie of the Year, and Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year awards on the inaugural NFL Honors award show, with 47 of the 50 possible 50 AP votes.


Cam Newton landed the number 5 and 2 play of the year with his 49-yard touchdown run against the Buccaneers, and his touchdown fumblerooski to Richie Brockel against the Houston Texans.


Cam Newton earned the nickname Superman due to his touchdown celebration.


Cam Newton was rated as the 40th best player in the NFL by his peers on the NFL Top 100 player list.


Cam Newton finished his second professional season with 3,869 passing yards, 19 passing touchdowns, 12 interceptions, 741 rushing yards, and eight rushing touchdowns.


Cam Newton led the league in Yards Per Completion and was tied for second with Peyton Manning in Yards Per Attempt behind Robert Griffin III.


Cam Newton was rated as the 46th best player by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2013 list.


Cam Newton was consistent in that stretch, passing for 216.4 yards per game, 13 passing touchdowns, and six interceptions to go along with 62 carries for 324 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns.


Cam Newton was drafted third in the first annual Pro Bowl Draft, by Team Sanders.


Cam Newton was rated as the 24th best player on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2014 list.


On March 21,2014, Cam Newton underwent surgery to "tighten" up his ankle ligaments, which Cam Newton admitted he had dealt with since his college days at Auburn University.


Cam Newton made his debut during Carolina Panthers home opener against the Detroit Lions in Week 2.


Cam Newton was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts in that game and with this performance, Newton has had four games with at least 200 passing yards and 80 rushing yards with multiple touchdown passes and a rushing touchdown.


Two days following the Saints game, Cam Newton was involved in a well-publicized car crash in which he fractured two vertebrae in his lower back.


Cam Newton missed only one game and returned to the field a week later in a match against the Cleveland Browns to make the final end-of-season push to win the NFC South division and make the playoffs.


Cam Newton's 33 rushing touchdowns were the most by a quarterback in his first four seasons.


Cam Newton is the only player in NFL history to have 10,000 passing yards and 2,000 rushing yards in his first four seasons and the fir st to have at least 3,000 passing yards and 500 rushing yards in four consecutive seasons.


In week three against the New Orleans Saints, Cam Newton passed for 315 yards and two passing touchdowns to go along with a rushing touchdown.


Further, it marked the 14th time in his career where Cam Newton notched two-plus touchdown passes and at least one rushing touchdown, third-most in the NFL since 1960, behind only Steve Young and Fran Tarkenton.


Further, for the first time in his career, Cam Newton threw for 200 yards and three touchdowns in a single half.


Cam Newton began the game with 11 straight completions, tying his career best in a single game.


Cam Newton was 10 of 14 for 154 yards and two touchdowns.


Cam Newton led the game-winning 75-yard touchdown drive to the Panthers undefeated through their first 12 games.


Cam Newton led the Panthers on his 12th-ever game-winning drive, and his fourth of the season.


Cam Newton was on the field for 660 of Carolina's 923 plays in which he was either the decision-maker or ball carrier after the snap, which accounted for 72 percent of the Panthers' total snaps.


Further, Cam Newton had the second-lowest percentage of passing yards gained after the catch among NFL quarterbacks and 40 of Carolina's 49 touchdowns this season were either thrown or run by Cam Newton.


Cam Newton led NFL quarterbacks in rushing attempts, rushing yards, and rushing touchdowns in 2015.


Cam Newton was selected as the 2015 NFL MVP and Offensive Player of the Year by the PFWA.


Cam Newton became the first quarterback in NFL history to rush for multiple touchdowns in a single NFC Championship.


Cam Newton was the second African-American quarterback to receive the honor after Steve McNair in 2003 and the first sole recipient as McNair shared his award with Peyton Manning, who Cam Newton would go on to face in the Super Bowl.


Cam Newton earned First-team All-Pro honors and his third Pro Bowl nomination.


Cam Newton was sacked six times and Manning was sacked 5 times, both quarterbacks fumbled twice, and both threw an interception.


Cam Newton was ranked as the top player in the NFL by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016.


Cam Newton missed the next game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


Cam Newton threw 19 touchdown passes, 16 less than the previous year, and 14 interceptions, the second most of his career behind his rookie season.


Cam Newton uploaded a video to Twitter later that day in which he apologized for his remarks.


Cam Newton finished the regular season with 3,302 passing yards, 22 touchdowns, 16 interceptions and a career-high 754 rushing yards to go along with six rushing touchdowns.


Cam Newton was able to engineer a drive to get to the Saints' 21-yard line on their last stand in the fourth quarter but turned the ball over on downs.


Cam Newton was ranked 25th by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2018.


On January 24,2019, Cam Newton officially underwent right shoulder surgery.


Cam Newton was ranked 87th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2019.


Cam Newton made his return from injury in Week 1 of the following season against the Los Angeles Rams.


Cam Newton was considered by the media as a potential successor to 20-year veteran Tom Brady, who left New England in free agency.


Cam Newton was named starting quarterback and team captain of the Patriots on September 3, beating out veteran Brian Hoyer and second-year Jarrett Stidham, which made him the team's first new primary starter since 2002.


The performance marked the third time in the 2020 season that Cam Newton had rushed for two touchdowns in one game, matching his career-high of three such games in his rookie season in 2011.


Cam Newton finished the season with a league-high 12 quarterback rushing touchdowns, the second-highest in a season behind his 14 in 2011.


However, Newton threw for 2,657 yards and eight touchdowns, which were the lowest outside of his injury-shortened 2019 campaign.


Cam Newton was able to return to the team in time for their final preseason game, which he did play in.


On November 11,2021, Cam Newton signed a one-year deal worth up to $10 million to return to the Carolina Panthers, following an injury to starting quarterback Sam Darnold.


Cam Newton remained the starter for the Week 12 loss to the Miami Dolphins, but was benched in the fourth quarter for Walker after completing 5 of 21 passes for 92 yards, two interceptions, and a 5.8 passer rating.


Cam Newton finished the season with 684 passing yards, four passing touchdowns, five interceptions, 230 rushing yards, and five rushing touchdowns in eight games.


In mid-2019, Cam Newton fathered a son with an Instagram model months before his fourth child with Proctor was born.


On December 9,2014, Cam Newton was involved in a car crash in Charlotte where his vehicle flipped, and he suffered two back fractures.