Cameron Jerrell Newton is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He previously played nine seasons with the Carolina Panthers, who selected him first overall in the 2011 NFL Draft. Newton won the Heisman Trophy at Auburn in 2010. He is the NFL leader in quarterback rushing touchdowns at 70. He has been married to his long-time girlfriend, Jennifer, since 2011.
About Cam Newton in brief
Cameron Jerrell Newton is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He previously played nine seasons with the Carolina Panthers, who selected him first overall in the 2011 NFL Draft. He is the NFL leader in quarterback rushing touchdowns at 70. Newton graduated from Auburn University with a degree in sociology in 2015. Newton is the son of Jackie and Cecil Newton Sr. and the younger brother of Cecil Newton, a center who played for the Jacksonville Jaguars. His youngest brother, Caylin, was the quarterback forThe Howard Bison in the mid-2010s. Newton was a talented baseball and basketball player as a youth but developed a fear of being hit by a pitch in baseball and could not avoid foul trouble on the basketball court. He stopped playing baseball at 14 years old and quit basketball shortly into his high school career. He received scholarship offers from Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, and Virginia Tech. He committed to the University of Florida at the beginning of his senior year, becoming part of the top-rated recruiting class in the country for 2007. Newton won the Heisman Trophy at Auburn in 2010. He was released by the Panthers after missing the majority of the 2019 season due to surgery. He signed with the Patriots to succeed the departing Tom Brady as their starting quarterback for 2020, making him the first Patriots’ first-string quarterback since Brady after 18 seasons. Newton has a son, Franchione, who is the head coach of Franchione’s National AAU team, the NJCAA Franchione Franchione National Championship Team.
He also has a daughter, Brenna, who plays for the Texas A&M-Phenix City Rattlesnake football team. He has been married to his long-time girlfriend, Jennifer, since 2011. He had three children with his second wife, Tanya, and a daughter with his third wife, Jana. He currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife and two children. He played football for the Florida Gators in 2007 and 2008. He transferred to Blinn College in January 2009. In January 2009, he led his team to the national championship win over Oklahoma. In November 2010, he faced potential expulsion from the University. Newton led his school to the Bowl Champion Series National Championship and Heisman Trophy win over the Oklahoma Sooners. He then transferred to Auburn, where he won the Bowl Championship Series National championship and Heisman trophy. In 2013, Newton led the Panthers to three division titles and four playoff appearances. His most successful season came in 2015 when he was named Most Valuable Player and helped Carolina obtain a franchise-best 15–1 record en route to a Super Bowl appearance in Super Bowl 50. In 2008, during his sophomore season, Newton played in the season opener against Hawaii but suffered an ankle injury and took a medical redshirt season. In 2010, Newton beat out fellow freshman quarterback John Brantley as the back-up for eventual Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow. He played in five games, passing for 40 yards on 5-of-10 and rushing 16 times for 103 yards and three touchdowns.