Cam Newton is a quarterback for the NFL's New England Patriots( as of 2021). Newton had college football stints at Florida and Blinn before joining Auburn, where he won the Bowl Champion Series National Championship and Heisman Trophy in 2010.
He previously played nine seasons with the Carolina Panthers, who selected him first overall in the 2011 NFL Draft. Newton made an impact in his first season where he set the rookie records for passing and rushing yards by a quarterback, winning NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in the process. He was the league's first rookie quarterback to throw for 4,000 yards in a season and the first to throw for 400 yards in his NFL debut, he also set the season record for quarterback rushing touchdowns at 14. Between 2013 and 2017, Newton led the Panthers to three division titles and four playoff appearances. His most successful season came in 2015 when he was named MVP and helped Carolina obtain a franchise-best 15–1 record en route to a Super Bowl appearance in Super Bowl 50.
As of 2021, he is the NFL career leader in quarterback rushing touchdowns at 70. Newton would later sign with the Patriots, where he is still as of April 2021.In addition to his commitment to football, Newton participates in motivational speaking, and has a namesake foundation dedicated to "enhancing the lives of youth by addressing their educational, physical and social needs."