Cameron Jerrell Newton is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He previously played nine seasons with the Carolina Panthers, who selected him first overall in the 2011 NFL Draft. Newton had college football stints at Florida and Blinn before joining Auburn, where he won the Bowl Champion Series National Championship and Heisman Trophy in 2010. Nicknamed "Super Cam", he is the NFL career leader in quarterback rushing touchdowns at 70. Newton made an impact in his first season where he set the rookie records for passing and rushing yards by a quarterback, winning NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in the process. The league's first rookie quarterback to throw for 4,000 yards in a season and the first to throw for 400 yards in his NFL debut, he also set the season record for quarterback rushing touchdowns at 14. Between 2013 and 2017, Newton led the Panthers to three division titles and four playoff appearances.
|Date of birth||May 11, 1989|
|Place of birth||Atlanta, Georgia|
|High school||Westlake (Atlanta, Georgia)|
|NFL Draft||2011 / Round: 1/ Pick: 1|
Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback at Auburn who, after being taken first overall in 2011, set nine rookie records with the Carolina Panthers. In 2015, he was awarded NFL MVP, and in 2016, he helped the Panthers win Super Bowl 50. He got a one-year contract with the New England Patriots in 2020.
He resumed his undergraduate career at Blinn College in Texas, where he won the NJCAA National Championship, after being arrested for stealing a laptop from a University of Florida student in 2008.
He became only the third player in college football history to score 20 touchdowns rushing and passing in the same season. To cap off a spectacular 2010 season, he led his Auburn Tigers to a BCS Championship.
When his father Cecil begged for money to send his son to Blinn College, he reportedly disobeyed NCAA guidelines. Caylin and Cecil Jr. are his brothers. In 2015, he and his girlfriend Kia Proctor welcomed their first child, Chosen Newton.
On the Panthers, Ron Rivera became his head coach.
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