Cam Newton is an NFL player who is currently the starting quarterback for the Carolina Panthers. He was the Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2011 and is a two-time Pro Bowl selection.
While at Auburn in 2010, Newton led the Tigers to a national championship and led the nation with 50 total touchdowns en route to winning the Heisman Trophy.
The Panthers selected Newton with the No. 1 pick in the 2011 draft. He threw for 4,051 yards, 21 touchdowns and 17 interceptions while also rushing for 706 yards and 14 touchdowns en route to making the Pro Bowl as a rookie.
In Newton’s second season, the Panthers finished 7-9, missing the playoffs. Newton threw for 3,869 yards, 19 touchdowns and 12 interceptions and added 741 yards and eight touchdowns on the ground.
Newton led the Panthers to the playoffs for the first time in 2013 as they finished the regular season 12-4. He threw for 3,379 yards, 24 touchdowns and 13 interceptions and rushed for 585 yards and six touchdowns. The Panthers lost to the San Francisco 49ers in the wild-card round.
In December 2014, Newton suffered two transverse process fractures in his back in a car accident. He missed one game with the injury. He finished the season with 3,127 passing yards, 18 touchdowns and 12 interceptions while also running for 539 yards and five touchdowns.
Despite finishing just 5-8-1, the Panthers won the NFC South to reach the playoffs. They beat the Arizona Cardinals in the wild-card round before losing to the Seattle Seahawks.