Cam Newton is a quarterback for the Carolina Panthers. In his one season at Auburn University, Newton won the Heisman Trophy and led the Tigers to a victory in the BCS National Championship Game.
Newton was born on May 11, 1989 in Atlanta, Georgia. At Westlake High School, he passed for 2,500 yards and 23 TDs as a junior. He added more than 600 yards and nine TDs on the ground. He was ranked by Rivals.com as the second-best dual-threat QB in the nation, behind only Tyrod Taylor (Virginia Tech), and was ranked the 28th best player overall.
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After playing sparingly his first two seasons in Florida, Newton was arrested for theft and suspended from the team. He announced his intention to transfer before the Gators won the National Championship that season.
After playing one season at Blinn College in Brenham, Texas and leading them to the 2009 NJCAA National Football Championship, Newton signed with Auburn.
In his lone season with the Tigers, Newton led the SEC with 1,473 rushing yards and was second in the conference with 30 passing TDs. His 50 total TDs was the most in the nation and earned him the Heisman Trophy and the AP Player of the Year Award. The Tigers would win the BCS National Championship that season after beating the Oregon Ducks.
Newton was drafted by the Panthers with the first pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.
As a rookie, Newton became the first rookie QB to throw for more than 4,000 yards after he threw for 4,051 yards and 21 TDs. He added 706 rushing yards and 14 TDs, the 2nd-most in the NFL that season. He earned his first trip to the Pro-Bowl and named the 2011 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.
In his three-year career, Newton has led the Panthers to a 25-23 record while thrown for 11,299 yards and 64 TDs. He has rushed for 2,032 yards and 28 TDs.
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