Cam Newton who was born on May 11, 1989 in Atlanta, Georgia. He has played QB for the Carolina Panthers and been in the NFL since 2011. He is a 2-time Pro Bowl player.
10 interesting facts about the football player, Cam Newton
Cam Newton Facts #1:
Cam Newton is the first rookie Quarterback in NFL history throwing for more than 400 yards in his first NFL game, beating Peyton Manning’s record by 120 yards.
Cam Newton Facts #2:
In his rookie year, Cam Newton shattered the Carolina Panthers team record for longest offensive scoring play with a 91 yard Touchdown pass to Brandon LaFell.
Cam Newton Facts #3:
In his 2010 and final season in college, Cam Newton was the recipient the Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Award, Davey O’Brien Award, Manning Award, AP College Football Player of the Year, Consensus first-team All-American, First-team All-Southeastern Conference.
Cam Newton Facts #4:
Cam Newton is the first rookie Quarterback to pass for more than 400 yards in consecutive games.
Cam Newton Facts #5:
Cam Newton has long endured the nickname, Scam Newton,” unfairly bestowed on him because of the alleged unfounded allegations that his father, Cecil Newton tried to extort money out of collegiate programs against the amateur status rules in the NCAA.
Cam Newton Facts #6:
Cam Newton in eight games has had a rushing and a passing touchdown tying the record by Steve Grogan and Dante Culpepper.
Cam Newton Facts #7:
Cam Newton is the 1st NFL player in history to run for 10+TDs, pass for 4,000+ yards and rush for 500+ yards in a single season.
Cam Newton Facts #8:
Cam Newton in November in 2008, while he was a student at the University of Florida and a back-up to Tim Tebow, was arrested by University of Florida Police. Cam was arrested for a stolen laptop computer and as the police were approaching his dorm room, he threw the stolen laptop from his window trying to prevent the police from seizing the condemning evidence. The full story can be read here at “The Smoking Gun.”
Cam Newton Facts #9:
In a game against the Tamp Bay Buccaneers in 2011, Cam Newton ran for a touchdown, passed for a touchdown and then caught a pass thrown by Legedu Naanee for a TD. I believe if that was baseball, that would qualify as a “cycle.”
Cam Newton Facts #10:
In his first three seasons playing, Cam Newton has become the 1st player in NFL history: 50 passing TDs and 25 Rushing TDs, 10,000 passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards. He is the 1st QB in NFL history with at least 500 yards rushing, 30 passing TDs and 20 rushing TDs in first two seasons.
Sources: CNN, Sporting News, Biography, ESPN, jockbio, ducksters, Forbes
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