Cam Newton is a prominent American football quarterback. Cam Newton now plays for the New England Patriots of the NFL since 2020. He has been professionally active in this sport since 2011.
Table of Biography
Cam Newton was born on May 11, 1989, and he is currently 31 years old. Cam hails from Atlanta, Georgia, and his zodiac sign is Taurus. Likewise, his full name is Cameron Jerrell Newton. Talking about his family, his parents are mother Jackie and father Cecil Newton Sr. His father was a safety for the 1983 Dallas Cowboys and 1984 Buffalo Bills.
Likewise, Cam has an elder brother named Cecil Newton Jr. His brother played center for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Moreover, Cam also has a younger brother named Caylin. Caylin played quarterback for the Howard Bison. It was back in the mid-2010s.
Educational Institutions and Football
From a young age, Cam was a talented sportsman. He played baseball and basketball as a youth. However, later on, Cam developed a fear of being hit by a pitch in baseball. Likewise, Cam also couldn’t avoid foul trouble on the basketball court. Therefore, he stopped playing baseball at 14 years old and also quit basketball shortly after attending high school. In the year 2015, Cam Newton graduated from Auburn University. He graduated with a degree in sociology.
Previously, Cam attended Westlake High School in Atlanta. There, Cam played for the high school’s football team. With 2,500 yards passes, 23 touchdowns, and 638 yards running, and nine touchdowns at the young age of 16 years, Cam Newton began to gain the attention from major college programs.
In his high school senior, Rivals.com rated Cam as a five-star prospect, #2 dual-threat quarterback in the nation, the 14th quarterback, and 28th player overall. The young player also received scholarship offers from various places. This includes Florida, Maryland, Georgia, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, and Virginia Tech. Later on, Cam Newton committed to the University of Florida. This was back during the beginning of his senior year. At the time, Cam was a part of the top-rated recruiting class in the country for the year 2007.
Career and Professional Life
Professionally, Cam Newton is a famous football quarterback. He plays for NFL’s New England Patriots. Prior to joining this team, Cam played nine seasons with the Carolina Panthers. His previous team, i.e. Carolina Panthers, selected Cam first overall in the 2011 NFL Draft.
Moreover, Cam had college football stints at Florida and Blinn. This was prior to joining Auburn. Auburn is where Cam won the Bowl Champion Series National Championship and Heisman Trophy in the year 2010. Cam Newton is nicknamed “Super Cam” and the quarterback is the NFL career leader in quarterback rushing touchdowns at 70.
Likewise, Cam made an impact in his first season. During this season, Cam set the rookie records for passing and rushing yards by a quarterback. Eventually, Cam won the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award in the process. Moreover, Cam became the league’s first rookie quarterback to throw for 4,000 yards in a season. Similarly, Cam also was the first to throw for 400 yards in his NFL debut.
Similarly, the quarterback also set the season record for quarterback rushing touchdowns at the age of 14. Between the years 2013 and 2017, Cam led the Panthers to three division titles as well as four playoff appearances. The quarterback’s most successful season came in the year 2015. This was back when they named Cam “Most Valuable Player” (MVP). At the same time, Cam also helped Carolina Panthers obtain a franchise-best 15–1 record en route to a Super Bowl appearance in Super Bowl 50.
Furthermore, Cam is also one of four African-American quarterbacks to win NFL MVP. He was also the first African-American quarterback to solely receive this award/title. Following his MVP campaign, the Atlanta-born quarterback struggled with injuries. His then-team, the Panthers made the playoffs only once in their subsequent four seasons.
Cam missed the majority of the 2019 season due to surgery. Eventually, Carolina Panthers released him following his missed season. Cam later signed with the Patriots. The quarterback succeeded the departing Tom Brady. Tom was the team’s previous quarterback. Cam succeeded Tom and became the Patriots’ starting quarterback for the year 2020. This made Cam the first Patriots’ first-string quarterback since Drew Bledsoe in the year 2001, except Tom Brady.
In the year 2013, Cam Newton partnered with Southern department store chain “Belk”. This was on his own clothing line called MADE by Cam Newton. Further, in May 2019, the quarterback’s cigar bar and restaurant named “Fellaship” formally opened at Olympic Park Drive Dr. This is located near Mercedes-Benz Stadium in downtown Atlanta.
Along with his commitment to football, Cam also participates in motivational speaking. The quarterback also has a foundation by his own name that is dedicated to “enhancing the lives of youth by addressing their educational, physical and social needs”.
Diet and Lifestyle
Cam Newton was a self-proclaimed pescetarian. He turned vegan as of March 2019. Following this change in his diet, a few dietitians claimed that this may have delayed Cam’s injury recovery the following season. Moreover, Cam is a Christian and was seen speaking about his faith after winning the 2011 BCS National Championship Game. He said:
“It’s just a God thing. I thank God every single day. I’m just His instrument and He’s using me on a consistent basis daily.”
Cam met with a car crash on December 9, 2014. This was in Charlotte where Cam’s vehicle flipped and he consequently suffered two back fractures. Moreover, the quarterback’s daily routine during the game season involves waking up at 4:20 a.m., leaving the house at 4:30 a.m., and finally sleeping at 11:30 p.m.
Cam Newton was in a romantic relationship with Kia Proctor for a long time. The duo shares four biological children together. They welcomed their first child, son Chosen Sebastian Newton, in December 2015. The lovers then welcomed their second child, daughter Sovereign-Dior Cambella Newton, in February 2017. Likewise, in July 2018, Kia gave birth to their third child, son Camidas Swain Newton. Further, in the fall of 2019, Cam and Kia welcomed their fourth child, Cashmere Saint Newton.
However, just before this, Cam fathered a child in mid-2019 with an Instagram model and his son’s name is Caesar Lorenzo Newton. This was only months before Cam welcomed his 4th biological kid with Kia. Eventually, Cam and Proctor went their separate ways the same year, i.e. 2019. All in all, Cam Newton has five biological children while writing this biography. As of now, he seems to be single.
Cam Newton’s registered height is 6 feet 5 inches or 1.96 meters and his registered bodyweight is 245 lbs or 111 kgs. Likewise, Cam has dark brown eyes and hair of the same color.
Social Media and Net Worth
Talking about the quarterback’s social media presence, Cam Newton joined Twitter in February 2011 and so far has over 1.2 million followers in his @CameronNewton account. Likewise, he goes by @cameron1newton on Instagram. While writing this biography, Cam has shared exactly 461 posts and earned more than 4.8 million followers. Moving on, Cam Newton has a net worth of approximately $75 million.