30 Interesting Things To Know About Cam Newton - The International American Gridiron Player


Cameron Jerrell Newton, an American football quarterback for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL), became the first NFL quarterback to throw for 400 yards in his first game. Here are 30 facts about the footballer:

  1. Newton was born on May 11, 1989 in Atlanta, Georgia, to Cecil Newton Sr. and Jackie Newton. He has two brothers Cecil Newton and Caylin Newton.
  2. He attended ‘Westlake High School’ in Atlanta where he played for Westlake Lions high school football team.
  3. He was talented in basketball and baseball apart from football. He had to give-up baseball for fear of being hit by a pitch and basketball was too tricky.
  4. As a junior he passed for 2500 yards and made 23 touchdowns apart from 638 yards run for 9 touchdowns. He is called Superman due to his touchdown celebration.
  5. Newton was rated a five star prospect as a dual-threat quarterback by the sports News & Fan Interaction website ‘’ and was offered scholarship from seven universities.
  6. In 2007 he attended University of Florida and was the member of ‘Florida Gators Football’ team of 2007 & 2008. He was their back-up quarterback.
  7. On November 21, 2008, he was arrested on charges of burglary and obstruction of justice. He was accused of stealing a laptop computer. All charges were dropped after he completed a court approved pre-trial diversion program.
  8. In January 2009 he was transferred to ‘Brinn College, Brenham, Texas.’ The collage won the ‘2009 NJCAA National Football Championship’ with Newton being named Juco All-America number one quarterback.
  9. Newton signed up with ‘Auburn University’ for 2010 season and led them to ‘SEC Championship’ defeating South Carolina 56-17, a record for margin of victory.
  10. On November 30, 2010, he was barred from participating in college football after NCAA found his father Cecil Newton had violated the rules of amateurism. His father had sought huge sum of money in return for his son playing major college football team. On December 01, Cam Newton was declared eligible after he was found innocent.
  11. Newton was named ‘2010 SEC Offensive Player of the Year’ and ‘A.P Player of the Year.’ He was also named games ‘Most Valuable Player.’
  12. His performance in 2010 for ‘Auburn University, won him ‘Heisman Memorial Trophy,’as an outstanding college football player.In the season he broke two SEC records of highest touchdown and over 1000 yards by quarterback, a 40 years old record.
  13. In 2010, he won sixdifferent awards and received first-team honor from ‘American Football Coaches Association.’
  14. On January 13, 2011, after winning the ‘BCS National Championship Game,’ he announced his availability for 2011 NFL Draft without completing his senior season.
  15. On April 28, 2011, Newton was drafted into NFL by ‘Carolina Panthers.’ During the lockout period he spent 12 hours a day working out at ‘IMG Madden Football Academy, Bradenton, Florida.’
  16. Newton signed a deal worth US$ 22 million for four years and was named as Panthers starting quarterback. He sported jersey No. 1 after failing to negotiate for his favorite No.2.
  17. Before he was signed-up by Panthers, its owner Jerry Richardson wanted Newton to be free of tattoos and ear piercing and also to sport short hair.
  18. He made his NFL debut on September 11, 2011 against Arizona Cardinals and set a record for a throw of 400+ and 422 passing yards on opening day by a rookie.
  19. On February 04, 2012 he was named ‘AP Offensive Rookie of the Year’ and ‘Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year.’ He was listed as 40th best player on NFL top 100 players list.
  20. Newton started Carolina Panthers tradition ‘Sunday Giveaway,’ in which the offensive player gives away the football to kids in the stand after touchdown.
  21. He was selected for the 2014 Pro-Bowl, the National Football League’s all-star game. He was drafted 3rdby team Sanders during the draft.
  22. Newton underwent surgery on March 21, 2014 to tighten his ankle ligaments and was away from game for four months. He again missed training after he broke his ribs on coalition with Jamie Collins during a warm-up game.
  23. On June 02, 2015, he renewed his contract for five years with Carolina Panthers worth US$ 103.8 million.
  24. Newton was ranked number 1 among top NFL Top 100 players of 2016, as Panthers reached Super Bowl 50 against Denver Broncos.
  25. He was sidelined during 2017 offseason training with surgery to repair torn rotator cuff on his throwing shoulder.
  26. He is a devote Christian and thanks God every single day. According to him, he is God’s instrument and he is using him on consistent basis.
  27. He holds a degree in Sociology and an active motivational speaker.
  28. Newton has tied-up with Southern mega retailer ‘Belk’ to launch a line of men’s apparel, rightly named ‘Made Cam Newton.’
  29. On December 24, 2015, Newton and his longtime girlfriend Kia Proctor were blessed with a son and on February 03, 2017, they welcomed their second child, a daughter.
  30. He is a self-proclaimed pescetarian.
  31. Cam Newton net worth: $45 Million

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