Cameron Jerrell "Cam" Newton is an American football quarterback for the Carolina Panthersof the National Football League (NFL). He become the first overall pick in the NFL draft all in the same one-year span. In his rookie year, Newton broke numerous rookie and all-time NFL records for passing and running the ball. He became the first rookie quarterback to throw for 400 yards in his first game. ewton was named the 2010 SEC Offensive Player of the Year as well as the 2010 AP Player of the Year. He was also one of four finalists for the 2010 , which he won in a landslide victory.[He is the third Auburn player to win the Heisman Trophy
Attending Westlake High School in Atlanta, Georgia, Cam Newton played for the Westlake Lions high school footballteam. As a 16-year-old junior, he passed for 2,500 yards and 23 touchdowns and ran for 638 yards and 9 touchdowns, garnering the attention of major college programs. Newton initially attended the University of Florida, where he was a member of the Florida Gators football team in 2007 and 2008.
Newton is a Christian. On December 9, 2014 Newton was involved in a serious crash in Charlotte. Newton continued to take classes at Auburn in the offseason in order to finish work on his degree in Sociology, graduating in the spring of 2015.