Cam Newton came out of Auburn as the highly rated Heisman Trophy winning quarterback out of Auburn University in 2011. The Carolina Panthers made him the number one overall pick in the draft and expectations were very high. Newton fulfilled many of those expectations by proving right away that he had what it takes to make it in the NFL. Here is a look at five little known facts about quarterback Cam Newton.
As a rookie in 2011, Cam Newton scored 14 touchdowns on the ground. Those 14 rushing touchdowns were a new record for rushing touchdowns in a season by a quarterback.
In the first five seasons of his rookie year in 2011, Cam Newton had three 300+ yard games, two of them going over 400 passing yards, and threw at least one touchdown in each game.
The first three receivers to catch a double digit amount of TD passes thrown by Cam Newton were Greg Olsen, Steve Smith, and Brandon LaFell.
The First Really Long One
The first TD pass Cam Newton threw of 90 yards or longer came in the second to last game of 2011 when he and Brandon LaFell connected on a 91 yard scoring play in a win over the Buccaneers.
The first interception Cam Newton threw in the postseason came in a January 12, 2014 loss to the 49ers when he was picked off by Patrick Willis.