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The team's success was fueled by hard, testosterone-driven practices that featured players squaring off one-on-one to wrestle each other to the ground.
These contests were largely geared toward players who didn’t play quarterback, but Newton, already a 6'5", 230-pound athlete, frequently jumped into the fray.
In 2015, Newton amassed 35 touchdowns against just 10 interceptions and rushed for another 10 scores, a performance that netted him the NFL MVP award.
He also led the Panthers to a remarkable 15-1 record and an appearance in Super Bowl 50, which concluded with a loss to Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. Between suffering a concussion in October, being benched for violating a dress code and completing a career-worst 52.9 percent of his passes, the NFL star had better days — but so did his team.
The expectation was that Newton would eventually get his time at Florida.
Everything changed on November 21, 2008, when Newton was arrested and charged with felony counts of burglary, larceny and obstruction of justice following the alleged theft of a laptop from another Florida student.
The quarterback quickly acclimated to the new competition, throwing 21 touchdowns and passing for more than 4,000 yards to earn Offensive Rookie of the Year honors.
In the years since, Newton has become one of the league's stars, leveraging his size, arm and legs to become one of the most dynamic players in football.
However, the incident scarred his reputation and he was suspended by the team.Over the course of his single season at the community college, Newton resurrected his reputation as one of the most dynamic amateur quarterbacks in the nation, paving the way for his return to Division I football at Auburn University. He led the school to the 2010 BCS National Championship and along the way was named both the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year and the AP Player of the Year.He also won the Heisman Trophy in a landslide victory.By his senior year, Newton, one of the top high school prospects in the country, had received scholarship offers from the University of Georgia, the University of Florida and Virginia Tech, among other college football powerhouses.Newton chose to attend the University of Florida at the start of his senior year of high school. Under the hand of head coach Urban Meyer, the Florida Gators boasted one of college football’s elite programs.
Born in Atlanta in 1989, Cam Newton was one of the nation's top high school football recruits in 2007.