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Cam Newton
QB #1
Height:
6-5
Weight:
245
Age:
29
College:
Auburn
Hometown:
College Park, Ga.
Experience:
8

Quick Stats (2017):

TDS
22
INT
16
YDS
3,302
RTG
80.7
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesPassingRushingFumbles
GGSCompAttYdsAvgTDIntSckSckYRateAttYdsAvgTDFUMLost
TOTAL 2,001 3,420 25,074 7.3 158 94 256 1,943 85.3 828 4,320 5.2 54 44 18
2017 CAR 16 16 291 492 3,302 6.7 22 16 35 242 80.7 139 754 5.4 6 9 1
2016 CAR 15 14 270 510 3,509 6.9 19 14 36 277 75.8 90 359 4 5 3 2
2015 CAR 16 16 296 495 3,837 7.8 35 10 33 284 99.4 132 636 4.8 10 5 4
2014 CAR 14 14 262 448 3,127 7 18 12 38 300 82.1 103 539 5.2 5 9 5
2013 CAR 16 16 292 473 3,379 7.1 24 13 43 336 88.8 111 585 5.3 6 3 1
2012 CAR 16 16 280 485 3,869 8 19 12 36 244 86.2 127 741 5.8 8 10 3
2011 CAR 16 16 310 517 4,051 7.8 21 17 35 260 84.5 126 706 5.6 14 5 2
Recent Games
WKOppResultPassingRushingFumbles
CompAttPctYdsAvgTDIntSckSckYRateAttYdsAvgTDFUMLost
1 @SF W 23-3 14 25 56 171 6.8 2 1 0 0 87.3 6 3 0.5 0 1 0
2 BUF W 9-3 20 32 62.5 228 7.1 0 0 6 50 83.9 5 27 5.4 0 -- --
3 NO L 13-34 17 26 65.4 167 6.4 0 3 4 28 43.8 3 16 5.3 1 2 0
4 @NE W 33-30 22 29 75.9 316 10.9 3 1 2 12 130.8 8 44 5.5 1 -- --
5 @DET W 27-24 26 33 78.8 355 10.8 3 0 3 21 141.8 7 0 -- 0 1 0
6 PHI L 23-28 28 52 53.8 239 4.6 1 3 2 14 48.5 11 71 6.5 1 -- --
7 @CHI L 3-17 21 34 61.8 211 6.2 0 2 5 26 54.9 9 50 5.6 0 1 1
8 @TB W 17-3 18 32 56.3 154 4.8 1 1 0 0 66.4 11 44 4 0 -- --
9 ATL W 20-17 13 24 54.2 137 5.7 0 0 1 8 71 9 86 9.6 1 -- --
10 MIA W 45-21 21 35 60 254 7.3 4 0 0 0 120.4 5 95 19 0 -- --
12 @NYJ W 35-27 11 28 39.3 168 6 0 0 3 14 59.8 9 28 3.1 1 1 0
13 @NO L 21-31 17 27 63 183 6.8 2 0 2 16 107.5 6 51 8.5 0 -- --
14 MIN W 31-24 13 25 52 137 5.5 1 1 2 8 64.9 11 70 6.4 0 -- --
15 GB W 31-24 20 31 64.5 242 7.8 4 0 1 6 128 14 58 4.1 0 -- --
16 TB W 22-19 16 25 64 160 6.4 0 1 2 20 65.4 14 52 3.7 1 1 0
17 @ATL L 10-22 14 34 41.2 180 5.3 1 3 2 19 31.5 11 59 5.4 0 2 0

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NFL RANKINGS
• 54 rushing touchdowns are the most by a quarterback since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger.
• Only active player to lead an NFL franchise in both career touchdown passes (158) and rushing touchdowns (54).
• Ranks third all-time in rushing yards by a quarterback in NFL history with 4,320 yards, trailing only Michael Vick (6,109) and Randall Cunningham (4,928).
• 54 rushing touchdowns are the third-most by any player in the NFL since he entered the League in 2011.
• First player in NFL history to have at least 25,000 passing yards and 4,000 rushing yards in first seven seasons.
• Only active player in the NFL with five or more rushing touchdowns in each of the last seven seasons.
• Only player in NFL history to have at least six seasons with 3,000 or more passing yards and 500 or more rushing yards at any point in a career.
• Ranks second in NFL history for the most total yards through a quarterback's first seven seasons with 29,394 total yards (25,074 passing, 4,320 rushing).
• One of three players in NFL history, along with Peyton Manning (Indianapolis Colts, 1998-2004) and Andy Dalton (Cincinnati Bengals, 2011-17) to have at least 3,000 passing yards in each of the first seven seasons.
• In 2015, became the first player in NFL history with at least 30 passing touchdowns (35) and 10 rushing touchdowns (10) in a single season.
• One of two quarterbacks (Michael Vick) in NFL history with three 700-yard rushing seasons in a career.
• Scored 28 total touchdowns in 2017 (22 passing, 6 rushing) to push career total to 212 total touchdowns, the third-most through any NFL quarterback's first seven seasons.
• Established a single-season NFL record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback with 14 in 2011.
• Holds NFL record for most career games with at least one passing touchdown and one rushing touchdown with 37 games.
• Has recorded six games with at least three passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown, tied for most in NFL history.
• Holds NFL-record with four career games with at least 200 passing yards, multiple touchdown passes, 80 rushing yards and a touchdown run.
• 35 combined touchdowns (21 passing, 14 rushing) in 2011 were the most by a rookie quarterback in NFL history.
• In 2011, became the first player in NFL history to pass for 4,000 yards and rush for at least 500 yards in a single season.
• Became the first player in NFL history with 300 or more passing yards, five or more passing touchdowns and 100 or more rushing yards in a single game at New York Giants (12/20/15).

FRANCHISE RANKINGS
• Panthers’ all-time leader in passing yards (25,074), passing touchdowns (158), pass attempts (3,420), pass completions (2,001), 300-yard passing games (16) and wins by a quarterback (62).
• 54 rushing touchdowns are the most in franchise history.
• Became first player in Panthers history to be selected as AP NFL Most Valuable Player in 2015.
• Holds franchise single-game records for passing yards with 432 (vs. Green Bay, 9/18/11)...passer rating with 153.3 (vs. Atlanta, 12/13/15)...longest completion with a 91-yard touchdown to wide receiver Brandon LaFell (vs. Tampa Bay, 12/24/11).
• 181 consecutive passes without an interception are the most in team history, breaking the previous record of 176 attempts, also set by Newton...Streak began in first quarter at New Orleans (12/6/15) and ended in the fourth quarter at Denver (9/8/16).
• Set a team record with a 7.98-yard average passing gain in 2012, surpassing the previous mark of 7.94 yards by Jake Delhomme in 2008.
• Set the team record for the lowest interception percentage of 2.02 percent in 2015.
• Holds every franchise single-game, season and career rushing record for a quarterback, including yards, rushing average, touchdowns and longest rush.
• His 61.73 completion percentage in 2013 ranks as the second-highest completion percentage in team history behind Steve Beuerlein’s record 62.97 in 1998.
• Ranks third in franchise history with 4,320 rushing yards.

POSTSEASON FRANCHISE RANKINGS
• Set the franchise postseason record for most passing yards in a single-game with 349 yards at New Orleans (1/7/18)...Completed 24 passes in that same game, tying Jake Delhomme (at Chicago, 1/15/06) for the most completions in a single game.
• Holds Panthers' record for most completions in postseason history with 134.

HONORS:
• AP NFL MVP (2015)
• AP Offensive Player of the Year (2015)
• AP First-Team All-Pro (2015)
• 3x Pro Bowl (2015, 2013, 2011)
• AP Offensive Rookie of the Year (2011)
• 7x NFC Offensive Player of the Week (2017: 10; 2015: 9, 11, 13, 15, 17; 2011: 13)
• NFC Offensive Rookie of the Month (2011 September)
• PFWA MVP (2015)
• PFWA Offensive Player of the Year (2015)
• PFWA All-NFL (2015) • PFWA All-NFC (2015)
• Sporting News Offensive Player of the Year (2015)
• Sporting News All-Pro (2015)
• Sports Illustrated MVP (2015)
• Maxwell Club – Player of the Year (2015)
• Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year (2011)
• NFL 101 NFC Offensive Player of the Year (2011)
• Pro Football Weekly/PFWA All-Rookie (2011)
• Pro Football Weekly/PFWA Rookie of the Year (2011)
• Sporting News Rookie of the Year (2011)
• Sports Illustrated Offensive Rookie of the Year (2011)

PRO CAREER
• Started every game for Carolina in 2017, finishing with 3,302 passing yards, 22 touchdowns and 16 interceptions, while completing 291-of-492 passes for a 80.7 passer rating...Led the Panthers in rushing yards with a career-high 754 yards on ground, including six touchdowns.
• Scored once on the ground at New England (10/1/17), becoming the first quarterback in NFL history to reach 50 rushing touchdowns...Tallied sixth career game with three passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown, tied for most in NFL history...First career game with 300 or more passing yards while completing at least 75 percent of his passes.
• Earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors after completing 21-of-35 passes for 254 yards and four touchdowns...Led a Carolina offense that set a franchise record of 548 total net yards against Miami (11/13/17)...Surpassed the 4,000-yard rushing milestone after running for 95 yards and one touchdown vs. Miami (11/13/17) and became the only player to have at least five rushing touchdowns in every season since 2011.
• Became first quarterback in NFL history with two 60+ yard runs in the same season in Week 14 vs.  Minnesota (12/10/17).
• Played in 15 games for Carolina in 2016, starting 14 of the contests and missing one due to a concussion...Compiled 3,509 passing yards, 19 touchdowns and 14 interceptions while completing 270-of-510 passes for a 75.8 passer rating...Rushed for 359 yards and five touchdowns.
• Scored his 44th career rushing touchdown at Denver (9/8/16), breaking tie with Steve Young (43 from 1985-99) for most rushing touchdowns in NFL history by a quarterback.
• Directed a Carolina offense that produced 529 total net yards vs. San Francisco (9/18/16)...Carolina scored 46 points, the third-highest total in club history...Finished with a season-high 111.8 passer rating...Part of a trio that gave Carolina its first game in history with a 100-yard rusher (Whittaker – 100), two 100-yard receivers (Olsen – 122, Benjamin 108) and a 300-yard passer (Newton – 353).
• Surpassed Jake Delhomme for the most passing yards in team history after throwing for 322 yards vs. New Orleans (10/10/16).
• Surpassed the 20,000-yard passing milestone after throwing for 261 passing yards vs. Kansas City (11/13/16)...Fifth youngest quarterback to reach 20,000 passing yards (27 years, 186 days).
• Scored three total touchdowns (two passing, one rushing) at Oakland (11/27/16), marking 35th career game with at least one rushing touchdown and one passing touchdown, the most in NFL history.
• Named AP NFL Most Valuable Player and AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year in 2015 after he completed 296-of-495 passes for 3,837 yards and a career-high 35 touchdowns with 10 interceptions to produce a career-high 99.4 quarterback rating...Became first player in NFL history with at least 30 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing touchdowns in a single season...Became first player in NFL history to produce five seasons with at least 3,000 passing yards and 500 rushing yards...Helped Carolina set team records with an NFL-leading 500 points and 59 touchdowns and gain a team-record 357 first downs.
• Named NFC Offensive Player of the Week five times in 2015 season...Tied with Tom Brady in 2007 for most in a season in NFL history...First player to win five Player of the Week Awards in a nine-week span within a season.
• Tied for NFL lead in 2015 with four game-winning drives.
• Became the first player in NFL history with at least 300 passing yards, five passing touchdowns and 100 rushing yards in a single game vs. New York Giants (12/20/15).
• Tied Panthers single game record with five touchdown passes vs. Washington (11/22/15)...Equaled record at New Orleans (12/16/15) and at New York Giants (12/20/15).
• Became the fourth quarterback in NFL history to have multiple rushing and passing touchdowns in the same postseason game in NFC Championship vs. Arizona (1/24/15)...Efforts helped Carolina score 49 points, the second most points in a conference championship since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970...Directed offense that gained 476 total net yards, the second-most in a postseason game in team history.
• Started 14 games in 2014, missing two to injury...Completed 262-of-448 passes for 3,127 yards and 18 touchdowns with 12 interceptions to produce an 82.1 quarterback rating. 
• Led the NFL in 2014 with a 43.7 first-down rushing percentage as 45-of-103 rushes resulted in first downs.
• Earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week at New Orleans (12/7/14)...Accumulated 309 total net yards (226 passing, 83 rushing) and four touchdowns (three passing, one rushing) in Panthers’ 41-10 win.
• Established a career high with 29 completions for 284 yards and two touchdowns at Cincinnati (10/12/14)...Rushed a career-high 17 times for a team-leading 107 yards and one touchdown...Marked second career 100-yard rushing effort...Only player in NFL history with at least 250 passing yards, two passing touchdowns, 100 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown in a single game.
• Led offense at New Orleans (12/7/14) that amassed 497 yards (271 rushing, 226 passing) - tied for the fourth most in team history...Accounted for four touchdowns - three passing and one rushing. 
• Earned second career Pro Bowl selection in 2013...Started 16 regular season games for Carolina and first career postseason game...Completed 292-of-473 passes for 3,379 yards and 24 touchdowns with 13 interceptions...Produced career high 61.73 completion percentage.
• Led Carolina offense in 2013 that ranked fourth in the NFL in third-down efficiency, fifth in time of possession, second in drives lasting five-plus minutes and tied for seventh in drives of 10 plays or more.
• Led four game-winning drives (defined as a drive that puts the team ahead for good in the fourth quarter or overtime) in 2013...Only two quarterbacks had more game-winning drives in the regular season.
• Started all 16 games for Carolina in 2012...Completed 280-of-485 passes for 3,869 yards and 19 touchdowns with 12 interceptions to register a 86.2 quarterback rating...Steered offense that accumulated 5,771 total net yards and 328 first downs.
• Set a then-NFL record for the most passing yards in a player’s first two seasons with 7,920, surpassing the previous mark of 7,874 by Peyton Manning from 1998-99...Accomplished record with 106 fewer pass attempts than Manning (1,002 compared to 1,108).
• Led the Panthers in rushing in 2012 with 741 yards and eight touchdowns...Became the first quarterback to lead a team in rushing since Donovan McNabb of the Philadelphia Eagles in 2000.
• Earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors at Philadelphia (11/26/12)...Accounted for 341 total net yards (306 passing, 52 rushing) and four touchdowns (two passing, two rushing) in Panthers’ win on Monday Night Football.
• Became the first player in NFL history with at least 250 passing yards, 100 rushing yards, a touchdown pass and a touchdown run in a game at Atlanta (12/19/12)...Rushed for a career-high 116 yards and one touchdown, the first time in team history that a quarterback posted 100 yards rushing in a game...Scored on a career-long 72-yard dash.
• Named Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2011 after starting all 16 games for Carolina and completing 310-of-517 passes for 4,051 yards and 21 touchdowns...Rushed for 706 yards and a team-leading 14 touchdowns on 126 carries...Guided an offense that set a then-franchise record of 6,237 net yards.
• Set a then-NFL rookie record for passing yards with 4,051 in 2011, eclipsing the previous mark of 3,739 by Peyton Manning in 1998.
• In his first two career games, threw for 422 yards at Arizona (9/11/11) and 432 yards vs. Green Bay (9/18/11)...Became the first player in NFL history with back-to-back 400-yard passing games to begin a career and one of seven quarterbacks in NFL history to have consecutive 400-yard passing games.
• Became the first rookie in NFL history to throw for more than 400 yards in first career start with 422 yards and two touchdowns at Arizona (9/11/11).
• Named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month for September 2011 after passing for 1,012 yards – the most ever by a player in his first three games.
• Threw first career touchdown pass at Arizona (9/11/11), connecting with wide receiver Steve Smith on a 77-yard throw and catch.

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Carolina in the first round (1st overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft (4/28/11)...Signed to contract extension by Carolina (6/3/15).

GP/GS: Career (109/108) [7/7]; 2017 (16/16) [1/1]; 2016 (15/14); 2015 (16/16) [3/3]; 2014 (14/14) [2/2]; 2013 (16/16) [1/1]; 2012 (16/16); 2011 (16/16).

2017
Started all 16 games and one postseason game...Completed 291-of-492 passes for 3,302 passing yards, 22 touchdowns and 16 interceptions to produce an 80.7 passer rating...Posted a career-high 754 rushing yards along with six rushing touchdowns on 139 attempts...Became the winningest quarterback in Carolina history, surpassing Jake Delhomme (53 wins from 2003-09)...Led the team in rushing and helped Carolina rank fourth in the league in rushing...Became first quarterback in NFL history with 50 rushing touchdowns...Became first quarterback in NFL history with two 60+ yard runs in the same season...Recorded two games with at least one passing touchdown and one rushing touchdown, bringing his career total to 37 games, an NFL record... At New England (10/1): Threw for 316 yards while completing 75.9 percent of his passes for three touchdowns and a QB rating of 130.8…Ran for a touchdown in the second consecutive game, tallying his 50th career rushing TD, the most by any QB in NFL history and the second-most among all NFL players since 2011…Produced his sixth career game with three passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown, tied for the most among any player in NFL history…At Detroit (10/8): Led Carolina to a victory with 355 yards and three touchdowns through the air with no interceptions, tallying a QB rating of 141.8, the fourth-highest of his career…Produced back-to-back 300-yard games for just the second time of his career…His three touchdowns passed Brett Favre for third all-time in total TDs by a QB in the first seven seasons of his career…Vs. Philadelphia (10/12): Notched 28 completions, tied for the second most of his career, on a career-high 52 attempts…Rushed for 71 yards and one touchdown on 11 carries…Touchdown was the 51st of Newton’s career, breaking a tie with Muhsin Muhammad (50 from 1996-2004, 2008-09) for the fourth-most touchdowns in Panthers history…Vs. Miami (11/13): Named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week after completing 21-of-35 passes for 254 yards and four touchdowns for a passer rating of 120.4…Recorded 95 rushing yards on five attempts…Became the first quarterback with at least two passing touchdowns in each of his first six MNF games…Surpassed 4,000 career rushing yards...Vs. Minnesota (12/10): Started at quarterback and completed 13-of-25 passes for 137 yards, one touchdown and one interception...Tied a season-high of 11 rushing attempts for 70 yards, including a fourth quarter 62-yard run to set Carolina up for the game-winning touchdown...Recorded second game-winning drive of the season and first since Week 4 at New England (10/1/17)...Vs. Green Bay (12/17): Started at quarterback and passed for 242 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions, while also rushing for 58 yards...Became first QB in NFL history with two games in same season with four passing TDs and over 50 yards rushing.
POSTSEASON: At New Orleans (1/7): Started at quarterback and completed 24-of-40 passes for 349 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions to earn a passer rating of 105.1...Set a new franchise record for most passing yards in a postseason game, surpassing his previous record of 335 vs. Arizona (1/24/16), and also tied the franchise record for most completions in a postseason game...Passed Jake Delhomme to move into first place all-time with 134 career postseason completions.

COLLEGE
Finished career at Auburn after playing one season at Blinn (Texas) Junior College and spending two years at Florida...Entered NFL following junior season...Directed two different schools to national championships, helping Auburn capture the 2010 BCS National Championship and Blinn Junior College claim the 2009 NJCAA National Championship...As a junior in 2010, won the Heisman Trophy and Davey O’Brien Award (given to the nation’s top quarterback) and was named Associated Press first-team All-American and SEC Offensive Player of the Year...Passed for SEC-record 30 touchdowns with seven interceptions...Led the Tigers with 1,473 yards rushing and a school-record 20 touchdowns on 264 carries...Became the third player in NCAA FBS history to total 20 passing and 20 rushing touchdowns in a season and first player in SEC history to accumulate 2,000 yards passing and 1,000 yards rushing in a season...Set an SEC record with 4,327 yards of total offense...Named SEC Championship Game Offensive MVP, throwing for a career-high 335 yards and accounting for six touchdowns (four passing and two rushing) against South Carolina....As a sophomore in 2009, transferred to Blinn (Texas) Junior College from Florida...NJCAA honorable mention All-American...Redshirted by Florida in 2008 after seeing action in the season opener...Played in five games for Florida as a freshman in 2007.

PERSONAL
Attended Westlake HS in Atlanta, Ga...Majored in sociology at Auburn.

NFL RANKINGS
• 54 rushing touchdowns are the most by a quarterback since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger.
• Only active player to lead an NFL franchise in both career touchdown passes (158) and rushing touchdowns (54).
• Ranks third all-time in rushing yards by a quarterback in NFL history with 4,320 yards, trailing only Michael Vick (6,109) and Randall Cunningham (4,928).
• 54 rushing touchdowns are the third-most by any player in the NFL since he entered the League in 2011.
• First player in NFL history to have at least 25,000 passing yards and 4,000 rushing yards in first seven seasons.
• Only active player in the NFL with five or more rushing touchdowns in each of the last seven seasons.
• Only player in NFL history to have at least six seasons with 3,000 or more passing yards and 500 or more rushing yards at any point in a career.
• Ranks second in NFL history for the most total yards through a quarterback's first seven seasons with 29,394 total yards (25,074 passing, 4,320 rushing).
• One of three players in NFL history, along with Peyton Manning (Indianapolis Colts, 1998-2004) and Andy Dalton (Cincinnati Bengals, 2011-17) to have at least 3,000 passing yards in each of the first seven seasons.
• In 2015, became the first player in NFL history with at least 30 passing touchdowns (35) and 10 rushing touchdowns (10) in a single season.
• One of two quarterbacks (Michael Vick) in NFL history with three 700-yard rushing seasons in a career.
• Scored 28 total touchdowns in 2017 (22 passing, 6 rushing) to push career total to 212 total touchdowns, the third-most through any NFL quarterback's first seven seasons.
• Established a single-season NFL record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback with 14 in 2011.
• Holds NFL record for most career games with at least one passing touchdown and one rushing touchdown with 37 games.
• Has recorded six games with at least three passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown, tied for most in NFL history.
• Holds NFL-record with four career games with at least 200 passing yards, multiple touchdown passes, 80 rushing yards and a touchdown run.
• 35 combined touchdowns (21 passing, 14 rushing) in 2011 were the most by a rookie quarterback in NFL history.
• In 2011, became the first player in NFL history to pass for 4,000 yards and rush for at least 500 yards in a single season.
• Became the first player in NFL history with 300 or more passing yards, five or more passing touchdowns and 100 or more rushing yards in a single game at New York Giants (12/20/15).

FRANCHISE RANKINGS
• Panthers’ all-time leader in passing yards (25,074), passing touchdowns (158), pass attempts (3,420), pass completions (2,001), 300-yard passing games (16) and wins by a quarterback (62).
• 54 rushing touchdowns are the most in franchise history.
• Became first player in Panthers history to be selected as AP NFL Most Valuable Player in 2015.
• Holds franchise single-game records for passing yards with 432 (vs. Green Bay, 9/18/11)...passer rating with 153.3 (vs. Atlanta, 12/13/15)...longest completion with a 91-yard touchdown to wide receiver Brandon LaFell (vs. Tampa Bay, 12/24/11).
• 181 consecutive passes without an interception are the most in team history, breaking the previous record of 176 attempts, also set by Newton...Streak began in first quarter at New Orleans (12/6/15) and ended in the fourth quarter at Denver (9/8/16).
• Set a team record with a 7.98-yard average passing gain in 2012, surpassing the previous mark of 7.94 yards by Jake Delhomme in 2008.
• Set the team record for the lowest interception percentage of 2.02 percent in 2015.
• Holds every franchise single-game, season and career rushing record for a quarterback, including yards, rushing average, touchdowns and longest rush.
• His 61.73 completion percentage in 2013 ranks as the second-highest completion percentage in team history behind Steve Beuerlein’s record 62.97 in 1998.
• Ranks third in franchise history with 4,320 rushing yards.

POSTSEASON FRANCHISE RANKINGS
• Set the franchise postseason record for most passing yards in a single-game with 349 yards at New Orleans (1/7/18)...Completed 24 passes in that same game, tying Jake Delhomme (at Chicago, 1/15/06) for the most completions in a single game.
• Holds Panthers' record for most completions in postseason history with 134.

HONORS:
• AP NFL MVP (2015)
• AP Offensive Player of the Year (2015)
• AP First-Team All-Pro (2015)
• 3x Pro Bowl (2015, 2013, 2011)
• AP Offensive Rookie of the Year (2011)
• 7x NFC Offensive Player of the Week (2017: 10; 2015: 9, 11, 13, 15, 17; 2011: 13)
• NFC Offensive Rookie of the Month (2011 September)
• PFWA MVP (2015)
• PFWA Offensive Player of the Year (2015)
• PFWA All-NFL (2015) • PFWA All-NFC (2015)
• Sporting News Offensive Player of the Year (2015)
• Sporting News All-Pro (2015)
• Sports Illustrated MVP (2015)
• Maxwell Club – Player of the Year (2015)
• Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year (2011)
• NFL 101 NFC Offensive Player of the Year (2011)
• Pro Football Weekly/PFWA All-Rookie (2011)
• Pro Football Weekly/PFWA Rookie of the Year (2011)
• Sporting News Rookie of the Year (2011)
• Sports Illustrated Offensive Rookie of the Year (2011)

PRO CAREER
• Started every game for Carolina in 2017, finishing with 3,302 passing yards, 22 touchdowns and 16 interceptions, while completing 291-of-492 passes for a 80.7 passer rating...Led the Panthers in rushing yards with a career-high 754 yards on ground, including six touchdowns.
• Scored once on the ground at New England (10/1/17), becoming the first quarterback in NFL history to reach 50 rushing touchdowns...Tallied sixth career game with three passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown, tied for most in NFL history...First career game with 300 or more passing yards while completing at least 75 percent of his passes.
• Earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors after completing 21-of-35 passes for 254 yards and four touchdowns...Led a Carolina offense that set a franchise record of 548 total net yards against Miami (11/13/17)...Surpassed the 4,000-yard rushing milestone after running for 95 yards and one touchdown vs. Miami (11/13/17) and became the only player to have at least five rushing touchdowns in every season since 2011.
• Became first quarterback in NFL history with two 60+ yard runs in the same season in Week 14 vs.  Minnesota (12/10/17).
• Played in 15 games for Carolina in 2016, starting 14 of the contests and missing one due to a concussion...Compiled 3,509 passing yards, 19 touchdowns and 14 interceptions while completing 270-of-510 passes for a 75.8 passer rating...Rushed for 359 yards and five touchdowns.
• Scored his 44th career rushing touchdown at Denver (9/8/16), breaking tie with Steve Young (43 from 1985-99) for most rushing touchdowns in NFL history by a quarterback.
• Directed a Carolina offense that produced 529 total net yards vs. San Francisco (9/18/16)...Carolina scored 46 points, the third-highest total in club history...Finished with a season-high 111.8 passer rating...Part of a trio that gave Carolina its first game in history with a 100-yard rusher (Whittaker – 100), two 100-yard receivers (Olsen – 122, Benjamin 108) and a 300-yard passer (Newton – 353).
• Surpassed Jake Delhomme for the most passing yards in team history after throwing for 322 yards vs. New Orleans (10/10/16).
• Surpassed the 20,000-yard passing milestone after throwing for 261 passing yards vs. Kansas City (11/13/16)...Fifth youngest quarterback to reach 20,000 passing yards (27 years, 186 days).
• Scored three total touchdowns (two passing, one rushing) at Oakland (11/27/16), marking 35th career game with at least one rushing touchdown and one passing touchdown, the most in NFL history.
• Named AP NFL Most Valuable Player and AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year in 2015 after he completed 296-of-495 passes for 3,837 yards and a career-high 35 touchdowns with 10 interceptions to produce a career-high 99.4 quarterback rating...Became first player in NFL history with at least 30 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing touchdowns in a single season...Became first player in NFL history to produce five seasons with at least 3,000 passing yards and 500 rushing yards...Helped Carolina set team records with an NFL-leading 500 points and 59 touchdowns and gain a team-record 357 first downs.
• Named NFC Offensive Player of the Week five times in 2015 season...Tied with Tom Brady in 2007 for most in a season in NFL history...First player to win five Player of the Week Awards in a nine-week span within a season.
• Tied for NFL lead in 2015 with four game-winning drives.
• Became the first player in NFL history with at least 300 passing yards, five passing touchdowns and 100 rushing yards in a single game vs. New York Giants (12/20/15).
• Tied Panthers single game record with five touchdown passes vs. Washington (11/22/15)...Equaled record at New Orleans (12/16/15) and at New York Giants (12/20/15).
• Became the fourth quarterback in NFL history to have multiple rushing and passing touchdowns in the same postseason game in NFC Championship vs. Arizona (1/24/15)...Efforts helped Carolina score 49 points, the second most points in a conference championship since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970...Directed offense that gained 476 total net yards, the second-most in a postseason game in team history.
• Started 14 games in 2014, missing two to injury...Completed 262-of-448 passes for 3,127 yards and 18 touchdowns with 12 interceptions to produce an 82.1 quarterback rating. 
• Led the NFL in 2014 with a 43.7 first-down rushing percentage as 45-of-103 rushes resulted in first downs.
• Earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week at New Orleans (12/7/14)...Accumulated 309 total net yards (226 passing, 83 rushing) and four touchdowns (three passing, one rushing) in Panthers’ 41-10 win.
• Established a career high with 29 completions for 284 yards and two touchdowns at Cincinnati (10/12/14)...Rushed a career-high 17 times for a team-leading 107 yards and one touchdown...Marked second career 100-yard rushing effort...Only player in NFL history with at least 250 passing yards, two passing touchdowns, 100 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown in a single game.
• Led offense at New Orleans (12/7/14) that amassed 497 yards (271 rushing, 226 passing) - tied for the fourth most in team history...Accounted for four touchdowns - three passing and one rushing. 
• Earned second career Pro Bowl selection in 2013...Started 16 regular season games for Carolina and first career postseason game...Completed 292-of-473 passes for 3,379 yards and 24 touchdowns with 13 interceptions...Produced career high 61.73 completion percentage.
• Led Carolina offense in 2013 that ranked fourth in the NFL in third-down efficiency, fifth in time of possession, second in drives lasting five-plus minutes and tied for seventh in drives of 10 plays or more.
• Led four game-winning drives (defined as a drive that puts the team ahead for good in the fourth quarter or overtime) in 2013...Only two quarterbacks had more game-winning drives in the regular season.
• Started all 16 games for Carolina in 2012...Completed 280-of-485 passes for 3,869 yards and 19 touchdowns with 12 interceptions to register a 86.2 quarterback rating...Steered offense that accumulated 5,771 total net yards and 328 first downs.
• Set a then-NFL record for the most passing yards in a player’s first two seasons with 7,920, surpassing the previous mark of 7,874 by Peyton Manning from 1998-99...Accomplished record with 106 fewer pass attempts than Manning (1,002 compared to 1,108).
• Led the Panthers in rushing in 2012 with 741 yards and eight touchdowns...Became the first quarterback to lead a team in rushing since Donovan McNabb of the Philadelphia Eagles in 2000.
• Earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors at Philadelphia (11/26/12)...Accounted for 341 total net yards (306 passing, 52 rushing) and four touchdowns (two passing, two rushing) in Panthers’ win on Monday Night Football.
• Became the first player in NFL history with at least 250 passing yards, 100 rushing yards, a touchdown pass and a touchdown run in a game at Atlanta (12/19/12)...Rushed for a career-high 116 yards and one touchdown, the first time in team history that a quarterback posted 100 yards rushing in a game...Scored on a career-long 72-yard dash.
• Named Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2011 after starting all 16 games for Carolina and completing 310-of-517 passes for 4,051 yards and 21 touchdowns...Rushed for 706 yards and a team-leading 14 touchdowns on 126 carries...Guided an offense that set a then-franchise record of 6,237 net yards.
• Set a then-NFL rookie record for passing yards with 4,051 in 2011, eclipsing the previous mark of 3,739 by Peyton Manning in 1998.
• In his first two career games, threw for 422 yards at Arizona (9/11/11) and 432 yards vs. Green Bay (9/18/11)...Became the first player in NFL history with back-to-back 400-yard passing games to begin a career and one of seven quarterbacks in NFL history to have consecutive 400-yard passing games.
• Became the first rookie in NFL history to throw for more than 400 yards in first career start with 422 yards and two touchdowns at Arizona (9/11/11).
• Named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month for September 2011 after passing for 1,012 yards – the most ever by a player in his first three games.
• Threw first career touchdown pass at Arizona (9/11/11), connecting with wide receiver Steve Smith on a 77-yard throw and catch.

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Carolina in the first round (1st overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft (4/28/11)...Signed to contract extension by Carolina (6/3/15).

GP/GS: Career (109/108) [7/7]; 2017 (16/16) [1/1]; 2016 (15/14); 2015 (16/16) [3/3]; 2014 (14/14) [2/2]; 2013 (16/16) [1/1]; 2012 (16/16); 2011 (16/16).

2017
Started all 16 games and one postseason game...Completed 291-of-492 passes for 3,302 passing yards, 22 touchdowns and 16 interceptions to produce an 80.7 passer rating...Posted a career-high 754 rushing yards along with six rushing touchdowns on 139 attempts...Became the winningest quarterback in Carolina history, surpassing Jake Delhomme (53 wins from 2003-09)...Led the team in rushing and helped Carolina rank fourth in the league in rushing...Became first quarterback in NFL history with 50 rushing touchdowns...Became first quarterback in NFL history with two 60+ yard runs in the same season...Recorded two games with at least one passing touchdown and one rushing touchdown, bringing his career total to 37 games, an NFL record... At New England (10/1): Threw for 316 yards while completing 75.9 percent of his passes for three touchdowns and a QB rating of 130.8…Ran for a touchdown in the second consecutive game, tallying his 50th career rushing TD, the most by any QB in NFL history and the second-most among all NFL players since 2011…Produced his sixth career game with three passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown, tied for the most among any player in NFL history…At Detroit (10/8): Led Carolina to a victory with 355 yards and three touchdowns through the air with no interceptions, tallying a QB rating of 141.8, the fourth-highest of his career…Produced back-to-back 300-yard games for just the second time of his career…His three touchdowns passed Brett Favre for third all-time in total TDs by a QB in the first seven seasons of his career…Vs. Philadelphia (10/12): Notched 28 completions, tied for the second most of his career, on a career-high 52 attempts…Rushed for 71 yards and one touchdown on 11 carries…Touchdown was the 51st of Newton’s career, breaking a tie with Muhsin Muhammad (50 from 1996-2004, 2008-09) for the fourth-most touchdowns in Panthers history…Vs. Miami (11/13): Named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week after completing 21-of-35 passes for 254 yards and four touchdowns for a passer rating of 120.4…Recorded 95 rushing yards on five attempts…Became the first quarterback with at least two passing touchdowns in each of his first six MNF games…Surpassed 4,000 career rushing yards...Vs. Minnesota (12/10): Started at quarterback and completed 13-of-25 passes for 137 yards, one touchdown and one interception...Tied a season-high of 11 rushing attempts for 70 yards, including a fourth quarter 62-yard run to set Carolina up for the game-winning touchdown...Recorded second game-winning drive of the season and first since Week 4 at New England (10/1/17)...Vs. Green Bay (12/17): Started at quarterback and passed for 242 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions, while also rushing for 58 yards...Became first QB in NFL history with two games in same season with four passing TDs and over 50 yards rushing.
POSTSEASON: At New Orleans (1/7): Started at quarterback and completed 24-of-40 passes for 349 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions to earn a passer rating of 105.1...Set a new franchise record for most passing yards in a postseason game, surpassing his previous record of 335 vs. Arizona (1/24/16), and also tied the franchise record for most completions in a postseason game...Passed Jake Delhomme to move into first place all-time with 134 career postseason completions.

COLLEGE
Finished career at Auburn after playing one season at Blinn (Texas) Junior College and spending two years at Florida...Entered NFL following junior season...Directed two different schools to national championships, helping Auburn capture the 2010 BCS National Championship and Blinn Junior College claim the 2009 NJCAA National Championship...As a junior in 2010, won the Heisman Trophy and Davey O’Brien Award (given to the nation’s top quarterback) and was named Associated Press first-team All-American and SEC Offensive Player of the Year...Passed for SEC-record 30 touchdowns with seven interceptions...Led the Tigers with 1,473 yards rushing and a school-record 20 touchdowns on 264 carries...Became the third player in NCAA FBS history to total 20 passing and 20 rushing touchdowns in a season and first player in SEC history to accumulate 2,000 yards passing and 1,000 yards rushing in a season...Set an SEC record with 4,327 yards of total offense...Named SEC Championship Game Offensive MVP, throwing for a career-high 335 yards and accounting for six touchdowns (four passing and two rushing) against South Carolina....As a sophomore in 2009, transferred to Blinn (Texas) Junior College from Florida...NJCAA honorable mention All-American...Redshirted by Florida in 2008 after seeing action in the season opener...Played in five games for Florida as a freshman in 2007.

PERSONAL
Attended Westlake HS in Atlanta, Ga...Majored in sociology at Auburn.