NFL Firsts: Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers

Cam Newton came into the National Football League and made a big splash. He’s amassed a great many fans too, thanks to his all out style of play and tons of success on the field. Here is a look at some of his more significant NFL firsts.

First Win

Cam Newton got his first win as a starting quarterback in his third start and the third game of the 2011 season. He and the Panthers beat the Jaguars that day by the score of 16-10.

First 300 Yard Game

Cam Newton did not have to wait long to have his first 300 yard game in the NFL. In fact, he zipped right past that and instead had his first 400 yard game in his very first NFL appearance. He completed 24 of 37 passes for 422 yard and two touchdowns in a 2011 season opening Carolina loss to the Cardinals.

First Rushing Touchdown

Cam Newton scored his first rushing touchdown in the NFL on September 11, 2011 in a loss to the Cardinals when he ran one in from one yard out during the third quarter.

First Passing Touchdown

The first TD pass Cam Newton would throw in the NFL came, once again, in his very first game, that loss to the Cardinals in 2011. It came in the first quarter on a 77 yard scoring toss to Steve Smith.

First Playoff Game

In his very first playoff game, a loss to the 49ers on January 12, 2014, Cam Newton completed 16 of 25 passes for 267 yards and a touchdown.

First Interception

Cam Newton didn’t throw his first interception until his fourth NFL game, a win over the Bears. It came in the second quarter on a pass intended for Brandon Williams but picked off by Lance Briggs.

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