Cam Newton Bio And Facts
Cam Newton, also known as SuperCam, is one of the most awarded and talented NFL quarterbacks of the 21st century. He was born the son of Cecil Newton Sr, who was a well known football safety. Cam was born into a football family, and his career officially took off when he committed to play for the University of Florida. After a few college transfers he ended up at Auburn University where he won the Heisman Trophy, before being drafted as the number one NFL pick to the Carolina Panthers.
Cam has created a name for himself, breaking records year after year. During his career he has continued to use what he has made of himself in order to give back to the community. Through the Cam Newton Foundation, Cam raises money in order to help the younger generation struggling with educational, physical, socioeconomic, and emotional needs. His foundation has given and continues to work towards giving young individuals in need. The foundation’s motto is “Every 1 Matters” and they are known for their work with the boys and girls club.
- Born: May 11, 1989 (1989-6-11)
- Education: University of Florida, Blinn College, and Auburn University
- Net Worth: $45 million
- Occupation: NFL Quarterback for the New England Patriots
- Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.95 m)
- Weight: 245 lbs (111.13 kg)
- Position: Quarterback
- Years Active: 10
- Career Wins: 71
- Career Losses: 59
- Nicknames: Superman/SuperCam
- Teams: Carolina Panthers, New England Patriots
Cam Newton officially began his football career the day he decided to attend the University of Florida. He played for the Gators for two seasons before becoming injured and later getting arrested in 2008. Cam then transferred to Blinn College following the incident, where he proceeded to bring his team to the NJCAA National Championship in 2009. The next year he transferred to Auburn University where his football career started to take off. After earning the Heisman Trophy in 2010, he was then drafted in 2011 to the Carolina Panthers. This was originally a four-year, twenty-two million dollar contract, which continued for several years until just recently. Announced in June of 2020, Cam will be leaving the Carolina Panthers to begin the next stage in his career playing for the New England Patriots.
Titles and Awards
Cam Newton emerged as one of the top college football players during his 2010 season at the University of Auburn. During this season, he was awarded the AP College Football Player of the Year, the Maxwell Award, the Walter Camp Award, the Davey O’Brien Award, and the most prestigious of them all, the Heisman Trophy Award. Newton then went on to win the BCS National Championship later that season, which was his second time winning the title. This time he was a starter instead of a backup, which further increased the hype around him as a football player.
These accolades cemented Newton as the premier pick in the 2011 NFL draft, and the Carolina Panthers selected him with the #1 pick. Newton immediately made an impact in the league, winning the Rookie of the Year Award and being sent to the Pro Bowl in his first season. Newton would go on to make the pro bowl in 2013 and 2015, as he led the Panthers deep into the playoffs in both years. In 2015, Newton was named Most Valuable Player as well as the Offensive Player of the Year, but failed to win in the Super Bowl against the Denver Broncos.
Cameron Newton was born on May 11th back in the year of 1989. He was born in Savannah, Georgia, where he grew up with both of his parents, Cecil and Jackie, as well as his older brother, Cecil, and his younger brother Caylin. He lived in a small town named College Park where he attended Seaborn Lee Elementary School, and then proceeded to study at Camp Creek Middle School. Going into the year of 2003, Cameron started his ninth year of school at Westlake High School located in Fulton County. He played both football and basketball throughout high school before committing to play football as a freshman in college where he attended the University of Florida.
- In 2015, Cam won the NFL’s Most Valuable Player Award
- As of 2019, Cam has a 59.7% pass completion rate
- Cam was the very first Junior College transfer player to earn the Heisman Trophy
- Although SuperCam was the Carolina Panthers first overall pick in the NFL Draft in all of the franchise’s history, he is actually the second player with the name of Cam Newton to play for the Panthers.
- Cam holds the second most followers on instagram, with 3.8 million, in regards to NFL football players, following Odell Beckham
- Cam became a pescatarian back in 2013, meaning he only eats the meat of fish. Pescatarians are also known as vegetarians who follow all of the same rules, but also eat seafood in addition.
- Cam is known as a “cereal connoisseur.” Two of his favorite cereal types include Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Lucky Charms.
What is Cam Newton’s full name?
Although most people refer to the NFL quarterback as Cam Newton, that is not the name given to him when he was born. Cam’s full, and legal name, is actually Cameron Jerrell Newton. His parents, Jackie and Cecil Newton, gave birth to Cameron on May 11th back in the year 1989. Cameron was also the second son born into his family after Cecil, but his parents later had another son Caylin, completing the athletic family of five.
Where did Cam Newton go to college?
Cam Newton attended three different colleges throughout his college career as a student athlete. Cam’s college football career began when he was selected to play at the University of Florida. After playing for the Gators, Cam then transferred to Blinn College, a community college in Brenham, Texas. For Cam’s final year as a college athlete, he attended Auburn University located in Lee County, Alabama. Cam ended his college career in 2011, when he was drafted into the National Football League as a quarterback on the Carolina Panthers team.
What team does Cam Newton play?
As of August 2020, Cam Newton will play in the upcoming NFL football season for the New England Patriots. In previous years, and for the entirety of Cam’s National Football League career, he has played on the Carolina Panthers. Cam was the number one draft pick in the year of 2011, where he began his career as an NFL quarterback.