THE EARLY YEARS

Cameron Jerrell Newton was born on May 11, 1989 in College Park, GA. His passion for football began at a young age, inspired by his father and older brother to take up the sport as they did. Cam dominated youth football leagues as a pre-teen, playing both offense and defense, before taking over as quarterback.

My Story:
High School | College | NFL | Accolades
Gregory Harris

5 Star Prospect by Rivals.com

  • No. 2 ranked dual-threat QB in the nation
  • Started at varsity QB as a freshman
  • Passed for 2500 yards and 23 TDs as a junior
  • Member of varsity basketball team

Attended Westlake High School in Atlanta Georgia, where he was an all-state athlete in both football and basketball. After an impressive junior year, Cam was heavily recruited for football by colleges throughout the U.S., ranking #2 on the 2007 Rivals.com prospect list. 

Gregory Harris

2011 BCS National Champion

  • Heisman Trophy
  • Maxwell Award
  • First SEC player to pass for 2,000 yards + rush for 1,000 yards in a season
  • 50 total TDs in 2010 season
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Cam began his college career at the University of Florida, before transferring to Blinn Junior College in Brenham, Texas in 2009.  In his one season at Blinn, Cam led the team to the 2009 NJCAA National Football Championship.

Following this feat, Cam transferred to Auburn University, where he most memorably led the Tigers to an undefeated season, an SEC Championship, and a National Championship.  This impressive run awarded him the Heisman Trophy and solidified his legacy in Auburn history.

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Gregory Harris

2011 AP Offensive Rookie of the Year

  • 2-time Pro Bowl Selection
  • 2-time team Captain
  • First player in NFL history with 10,000 passing yards and 2,000 rushing yards in first four seasons
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UNPRECEDENTED ROOKIE CAMPAIGN AND CONTINUED SUCCESSS 

Cam was selected by the Carolina Panthers as the Number 1 overall NFL Draft pick in 2011.  His rookie season was nothing short of historic as Cam broke several NFL records and won the coveted Pepsi Rookie of the Year Award and the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year Honor. In the 2013 and ’14 seasons he led the Panthers to back-to-back NFC South Division Championships.

ACCOLADES

Some of the top awards and accomplishments Cam has earned in college and the NFL

Accolades:
College | NFL
Auburn University Record

First-team All-Southeastern Conference (2010)

Heisman Trophy

The Most Outstanding Player In College Football (2010)

Maxwell Award

College Player of the Year (2010)

Walter Camp Award

Collegiate American Football Player of the Year (2010)

Davey O'Brien Award

Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award (2010)

Manning Award

Collegiate American Football Quarterback (2010)

First-Team All-American

Consensus First-Team All-American (2010)

NFL QB Record

Most total touchdowns by a rookie NFL player: 35 (21 pass, 14 rush)

NFL Rushing Record

Most rushing touchdowns in single season by a quarterback (2014)

2013 NFL Pro Bowl

NFL's All-Star Game at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

NFL QB Record

First Starting QB to win the NFC South back to back

NFL Single Season Record

Most rushing touchdowns in single season by a quarterback (14)

2014 NFL Pro Bowl

NFL Pro Bowl (2014)

2011 NFL Record

First rookie in NFL history to throw for 10 touchdowns and run for 10 touchdowns in a season (2011)

2015 NFL MVP

Cam was named the league's Most Valuable Player for the 2015 season.

Carolina Panthers Franchise Record

Most consecutive seasons with 3,000 yards passing - 4 (2011-2014)

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