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.
Cam Newtons has just been re-signed to his former team New England Patriots from his team for 9 seasons, Carolina Panthers. Newton’s first game will be at the Bank of America Stadium, Carolina Panther’s stadium. However, this time Newton will be playing for the visiting team. Emotions are set to run high as Cam will be facing his long-time friends and teammates.
Cam Newton Early life and Education
Newton was born in Atlanta on May 11, 1989. He is the son of Jackie and Cecil Newton Sr., who was a safety for the 1983 Dallas Cowboys and 1984 Buffalo Bills. Newton has a younger brother, Cecil Newton, a center who played for the Jacksonville Jaguars. His youngest brother, Caylin, was the quarterback for the Howard Bisons 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 fouling on the basketball court. He stopped playing baseball at 14 years old and quit basketball shortly into his high school career. In 2015, Newton graduated from Auburn University, with a degree in Sociology.
Cam Newton’s football career
Newton attended Westlake High School in Atlanta, playing for their school football team. As a 16-year-old junior, he passed for 2,500 yards and 23 touchdowns and ran for 638 yards and nine touchdowns, gaining the attention of major college programs. In his senior year, Newton was rated a five-star prospect by Rivals.com, the No. 2 dual-threat quarter back in the nation, and the 14th quarterback and 28th player overall.
He received scholarship offers from many Universities but eventually 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.
University of Florida
Newton initially attended the institution, where he was a member of the Florida Gators Football team in 2007 and 2008 As a freshman in 2007, Newton beat out fellow freshman quarterback John Brantley, as the back-up for 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. 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.
On November 21, 2008, Newton was arrested on felony charges of burglary, larceny, and obstruction of justice on an accusation that he stole a laptop from another University of Florida student. He was subsequently suspended from the team. Campus police “tracked the stolen laptop to the athlete. Newton tossed the computer out his dorm window in a humorously ill-advised attempt to hide it from cops. in spite of the charges being dropped, Newton opted to change colleges.
In January 2009, Newton transferred to Blinn College in Brenham, Texas, to play for head coach Brad Franchione.. That fall, he led his team to the 2009 NJCAA National Football Championship, throwing for 2,833 yards with 22 touchdowns and rushing for 655 yards. He was named a Juco All-America honourable mention and was the most recruited Juco quarterback in the country. Newton was ranked as the number one quarterback from either high school or junior college by Rivals.com and was the only five-star recruit.
Cameron eventually moved to Auburn University where he continued with his playing career before finally turning pro.
Newton was initially drafted by Carolina Panthers in 2011. He played for the team for nine seasons before finally getting injured and staying for three months as a free agent. After nearly three months in free agency, Newton signed a one-year deal with the New England Patriots, on July 8, 2020. The contract included a base salary of $1.05 million, the minimum salary for a player with his amount of experience, and a maximum value of $7.5 million, including incentives and playing time bonuses. Newton was considered by the media as a potential successor to 20-year veteran Tom Brady, who left New England in free agency. He was named starting quarterback and team captain of the Patriots on September 3, beating out veteran Brian Hoyer and second-year Jarret Stidham, which made him the team’s first new primary starter since 2002.
Wife, Children and Personal life.
In December 2015, Newton’s girlfriend, Kia Proctor, gave birth to their son in Atlanta. In February 2017, Newton and Proctor’s daughter was born. Proctor gave birth to the couple’s third child, a boy, in July 2018.
In mid-2019, Newton fathered a son with an Instagram model months before his and Proctor’s fourth child was born in the fall. He and Proctor eventually split later that year.
Newton has five biological children.
Newton’s Net worth
In 2013, Newton partnered with Southern department store chain Belk on his own clothing line, MADE by Cam Newton.
In May 2019, Newton’s cigar bar and restaurant named Fellaship formally opened at Olympic Park Drive Dr. near Mercedes-Benz Stadium in downtown Atlanta.
As of 2021, Cam Newton has a net worth of $75 million.