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Newton Pro Bowl bound


CHARLOTTE - Cam Newton's remarkable rookie season isn't over just yet.

The Panthers' quarterback has been added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster and will play in the NFL's all-star game on Sunday at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii (NBC, 7 p.m. ET).

Newton replaces quarterback Eli Manning, who will play in Super Bowl XLVI for the New York Giants against the New England Patriots on Feb. 5.

Newton joins Panthers center Ryan Kalil and wide receiver Steve Smith on the NFC squad, both of whom were voted to the Pro Bowl in December. Smith is the only other rookie in team history to play in the Pro Bowl, accomplishing that feat in 2001.

The No. 1 overall selection in the 2011 NFL Draft, Newton set an NFL rookie record with 4,051 passing yards, and his 21 touchdown passes are the third-most among rookies all time. He rushed for 706 yards and broke Steve Grogan's 35-year-old NFL record for rushing touchdowns in a season by a quarterback with 14. Newton became the first quarterback in NFL history - rookie or otherwise - to pass for 4,000 yards and rush for 500 yards in a season.

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