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Cam Newton
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Newton with the Panthers in 2014
No. 1 – New England Patriots
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Born: May 11, 1989 (1989-05-11) (age 31)
Atlanta, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school: Westlake (Atlanta, Georgia)
College: Florida
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Pro Bowl (2011, 2013, 2015)
  • First-team All-Pro (2015)
  • NFL Most Valuable Player (2015)
  • NFL Offensive Player of the Year (2015)
  • Bert Bell Award (2015)
  • Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year (2011)
  • NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (2011)
  • NFC Conference Champion (2015)
  • BCS national champion (2008, 2010)
  • 2× SEC champion (2008, 2010)
  • Heisman Trophy (2010)
  • Maxwell Award (2010)
  • Walter Camp Award (2010)
  • Davey O'Brien Award (2010)
  • AP College Player of the Year (2010)
  • Sporting News College Player of the Year (2010)
  • Consensus All-American (2010)
  • First-team All-SEC (2010)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2019
TDINT: 182–107
Passing yards: 28,469
Completion %: 59.7
Passer rating: 86.4
Rushing yards: 4,808
Rushing touchdowns: 58
Player stats at

Cameron "Cam" Jerrell Newton (born May 11, 1989) is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Auburn University, where he won a BCS National Championship in 2011.


Newton was born in Savannah, Georgia to parents Cecil and Jackie Newton. His father also played professional football in the NFL. He grew up in College Park, Georgia. He attended Seaborn Lee Elementary School and then Camp Creek Middle School. In 2003, he attended Westlake High School in Fulton County, Georgia, where he played football and basketball.

Newton, far left, with Dan Mullen, Tim Tebow, John Brantley, and Bryan Waggener during his freshman season at UF.

In 2007, as a freshman at the University of Florida, Newton earned the spot over fellow freshman quarterback John Brantley as the back-up for star quarterback and eventual Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow. He played in five games and threw for 40 yards on 5-of-10 passing and ran the ball 16 times for 103 yards and three touchdowns. In 2008, during his sophomore season, Newton played in the season opener against Hawaii. He then suffered an ankle injury and decided to take a medical redshirt season.

In January 2009, Newton transferred to Blinn College a junior college in Brenham, Texas. In fall 2009, he was quarterback for the team. The team won the 2009 NJCAA National Football Championship. Newton then wanted to transfer to a four-year college, and his father allegedly sought money from the schools competing for Newton's attendance. Newton transferred to Auburn University where he also played quarterback.

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