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Cam Newton
QB #1
Height:
6-5
Weight:
245
Age:
25
College:
Auburn
Hometown:
College Park, Ga.
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2014):

TDS
8
INT
3
YDS
1,472
RTG
89.3
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesPassingRushingFumbles
GGSCompAttYdsAvgTDIntSckSckYRateAttYdsAvgTDFUMLost
TOTAL 1,007 1,681 12,771 7.6 72 45 128 962 86.8 402 2,222 5.5 29 21 8
2014 CAR 6 6 125 206 1,472 7.1 8 3 14 122 89.3 38 190 5 1 3 2
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 @TB W 20-14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 DET W 24-7 22 34 64.7 281 8.3 1 0 4 30 100.2 4 19 4.8 0 -- --
3 PIT L 19-37 24 35 68.6 250 7.1 1 0 3 23 98.5 2 7 3.5 0 1 1
4 @BAL L 10-38 14 25 56 197 7.9 1 0 2 20 94.9 2 7 3.5 0 1 0
5 CHI W 31-24 19 35 54.3 255 7.3 2 1 2 24 84.8 6 9 1.5 0 1 1
6 @CIN L 37-37 29 46 63 284 6.2 2 1 0 0 85.8 17 107 6.3 1 -- --
7 @GB L 17-38 17 31 54.8 205 6.6 1 1 3 25 72.6 7 41 5.9 0 -- --

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Selected by Carolina in the first round (1st overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft (4/28/11).

GP/GS
Career (48/48) [1/1]; 2013 (16/16) [1/1]; 2012 (16/16); 2011 (16/16).

2013
SEASON NOTES: Started 16 games for Carolina...Completed 292-of-473 passes for 3,379 yards and a career-high 24 touchdowns with 13 interceptions...Produced career highs of an 88.8 quarterback rating and 61.73 completion percentage, the second-highest completion percentage in team history behind Steve Beuerlein's record 62.97 in 1998...Moved into third place in team history with 882 completions, 1,475 pass attempts, 11,299 passing yards and 64 touchdown passes, surpassing the 694 completions, 1,340 pass attempts, 8,306 passing yards and 47 touchdown passes by Kerry Collins from 1995-98...Ranks third in team history with seven 300-yard passing games...One of three players in NFL history, along with Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts from 1998-2000 and Andy Dalton of the Cincinnati Bengals from 2011-13, to have at least 3,000 passing yards in each of first three seasons after throwing for 4,051 yards in 2011 and 3,869 yards in 2012...Gained 585 rushing yards and scored a team-leading six rushing touchdowns on 111 carries...Ranks first in team history with an average of 5.58 yards per rushing attempt...Moved into second place in team history with 28 rushing touchdowns, bettering the 27 by Jonathan Stewart from 2008-current...Accumulated 13,331 combined passing and rushing yards (11,299 passing and 2,032 rushing) - the most in NFL history through a player's first three seasons...Only quarterback in NFL history to rush for 500 yards in each of first three seasons...28 rushing touchdowns are the most by a quarterback in first three seasons, eclipsing the previous mark of 16 by Steve Grogan of the New England Patriots from 1975-77...Had a passing and rushing touchdown in the same game six times...Has 10 career games with at least two passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown - the most such games by a player in first three seasons in NFL history...Has three games with at least three passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown, joining Daunte Culpepper of the Minnesota Vikings from 2000-02 as the only players in the Super Bowl era to have three such games in first three seasons...Only player in NFL history with 50 or more passing touchdowns (64) and 25 or more rushing touchdowns (28) in a three-season span at any point in career...92 total touchdowns (64 passing and 28 rushing) are the second-most in NFL history in a player's first three seasons behind the 100 by Dan Marino of the Miami Dolphins from 1983-85...Fulcrum of offense 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 Panthers to an 11-1 record in final 12 games, completing 219-of-346 passes for 2,494 yards and 18 touchdowns with eight interceptions to compile a 92.6 quarterback rating and rushing for five touchdowns...POSTSEASON: Started NFC Divisional Playoff versus San Francisco (1/12)...Completed 16-of-25 passes for 267 yards and one touchdown with two interceptions to post a 79.9 quarterback rating...Rushed for 54 yards on 10 carries...HONORS: Selected to second career Pro Bowl.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS - Vs. Seattle (9/8): Reached 8,000 career passing yards in 33rd game, equaling the fifth-fewest games needed to achieve the mark in NFL history...Vs. New York Giants (9/22): Responsible for four touchdowns - three passing and one rushing...Three touchdown passes matched career high...At Arizona (10/6): Notched seventh career 300-yard passing effort with 308 yards...At Minnesota (10/13): Tied team record with a 143.4 quarterback rating, previously accomplished by Jake Delhomme at Tampa Bay (12/26/04)...Completed 20-of-26 passes for 242 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions...Accounted for four touchdowns - three passing and one rushing...Three touchdown passes equaled career high...Vs. St. Louis (10/20): Established a career high with an 88.24 completion percentage on 15-of-17 passing...Would have set a team single-game record had he met the minimum of 20 attempts required to qualify...At Tampa Bay (10/24): Matched career high of 10 consecutive completions, completing last eight attempts against the Rams and first two attempts against the Buccaneers...Vs. Atlanta (11/3): Generated a passing touchdown and rushing touchdown for fourth consecutive game...At San Francisco (11/10): Directed third career game-winning drive, guiding the Panthers nine yards on six plays in 3:30 to set up a 53-yard field goal by Graham Gano....During game-winning possession, completed two-of-three passes for 14 yards...Vs. New England (11/18): Tied career high with three touchdown passes...Orchestrated fourth career game-winning drive, leading the Panthers 83 yards on 13 plays in 5:33 - capped by a 25-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Ted Ginn...During game-winning possession, completed five-of-eight passes for 57 yards and scrambled twice for 18 yards...At Miami (11/24): Engineered fifth career game-winning drive, directing the Panthers 80 yards on 12 plays in 3:30 - culminated by a one-yard touchdown pass to tight end Greg Olsen...During game-winning possession, completed five-of-seven passes for 34 yards and rushed three times for 16 yards...Kept drive alive with a 19-yard completion to wide receiver Steve Smith on fourth-and-10 from the Carolina 20-yard line...Vs. New Orleans (12/22): Guided sixth career game-winning drive, moving the Panthers 65 yards on five plays in 32 seconds - consummated by a 14-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Domenik Hixon...During game-winning possession, completed three-of-five passes (including a spike) for 65 yards.

2012
SEASON NOTES: Started 16 games for Carolina...Completed 280-of-485 passes for 3,869 yards and 19 touchdowns with 12 interceptions to register a career-high 86.2 quarterback rating...Threw a touchdown pass in eight consecutive games in Weeks 9-16, the third most consecutive games with a touchdown pass in team history...Set a team record with a 7.98-yard average passing gain, surpassing the previous mark of 7.94 yards by Jake Delhomme in 2008...Moved into third place in team history for the most 300-yard passing games with six, eclipsing the five by Kerry Collins from 1995-98...Set a team record for the most consecutive pass attempts without an interception with 176, breaking the previous mark of 150 by Delhomme in 2006...Tied the team record for the lowest interception percentage of 2.47 percent, previously achieved by Collins in 1996...Set an 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 with the Indianapolis Colts from 1998-99...Accomplished record with 106 fewer pass attempts than Manning (1,002 compared to 1,108)...Led the Panthers in rushing with a career-high 741 yards and eight touchdowns on 127 attempts...Became the first quarterback to lead team in rushing since Donovan McNabb of the Philadelphia Eagles in 2000...Set a team record with an average of 5.83 yards per carry, bettering his 5.60 yards per carry in 2011...Ranks first in team history with a career average of 5.72 yards per carry...Only quarterback in NFL history to rush for 500 yards in each of first two seasons...22 rushing touchdowns are the most by a quarterback in first two seasons, eclipsing the previous mark of 15 by Steve Grogan of the New England Patriots from 1975-76...Had a passing and rushing touchdown in the same game six times...Only player in NFL history with at least 5,000 passing yards (7,920), 25 passing touchdowns (40), 1,000 rushing yards (1,447) and 15 rushing touchdowns (22) in first two seasons...Only player in NFL history with 30 or more passing touchdowns (40) and 20 or more rushing touchdowns (22) in first two seasons...Gained six yards receiving after advancing a lateral versus Dallas (10/21)...Ranked first on the team in scoring with 48 points...Steered offense that accumulated 5,771 total net yards and 328 first downs, the second-highest totals in team history.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week in Week 12 at Philadelphia (11/26)...Accounted for 341 total net yards (306 passing, 52 rushing) and four touchdowns (two passing, two rushing) in Panthers' 30-22 win on Monday Night Football.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS - At Tampa Bay (9/9): Produced fourth career 300-yard passing performance with 303 yards and one touchdown on 23-of-33 passing...Vs. New Orleans (9/16): Became the second player in NFL history with at least 250 passing yards (253) with a 125-plus passer rating (129.2) and at least 70 rushing yards (71) with a touchdown (1) in a game, previously accomplished by Michael Vick for Philadelphia at Washington (11/15/10)...At Chicago (10/28): Tallied a season-high 314 yards through the air on 20-of-39 passing in fifth career 300-yard passing effort...At Washington (11/4): Connected with wide receiver Armanti Edwards on an 82-yard completion, the longest pass in team history that was not a touchdown...At Philadelphia (11/26): Passed for 306 yards and two touchdowns on 18-of-28 passing to compile sixth career 300-yard passing outing...Matched career high with 14 rushing attempts for a team-leading 52 yards and two touchdowns...Became one of four quarterbacks - along with Steve Young, Daunte Culpepper and Vick - to pass for at least 300 yards with two touchdowns and rush for at least 50 yards with two touchdowns in a game in the last 20 years...Became one of five quarterbacks - along with Roger Staubach, Eric Hipple, McNabb and Vick - to throw two touchdowns and run for two touchdowns on Monday Night Football...Directed second career game-winning drive (defined as a drive that puts the team ahead for good in the fourth quarter or overtime), guiding the Panthers 40 yards on seven plays in 3:36 to set up a 23-yard field goal by Graham Gano...During game-winning possession, completed two-of-three passes for 31 yards and picked up seven yards rushing on two carries...At Kansas City (12/2): Equaled career high with three touchdown passes...Vs. Atlanta (12/9): 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...Threw for 287 yards and two touchdowns...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, the fifth-longest touchdown run by a quarterback in the Super Bowl era...At San Diego (12/16): Set a team record for the most consecutive pass attempts without an interception with 151...Vs. Oakland (12/23): Had team record of 176 consecutive pass attempts without an interception end when he was picked off in the third quarter on a deflection...Marked first interception since last pass attempt versus Denver (11/11).

2011
SEASON NOTES: Selected in the first round (first overall) of the NFL Draft by Carolina...Started 16 games...Completed 310-of-517 passes for 4,051 yards and 21 touchdowns with 17 interceptions to post an 84.5 quarterback rating...Set an NFL rookie record for passing yards, shattering the previous mark of 3,739 by Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts in 1998...Completions and touchdowns are the third most in NFL history by a rookie quarterback...Passed for 300 or more yards in three games, producing three of the top four single-game totals in team history...Threw a touchdown in each of the first five games and in each of the last five games- the longest streaks by a rookie quarterback in team history - bettering Chris Weinke's four consecutive games with a touchdown pass in 2001...Rushed for 706 yards and a team-leading 14 touchdowns on 126 carries...Established an NFL record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback, breaking the previous mark of 12 by Steve Grogan of the New England Patriots in 1976...14 rushing touchdowns are the most by a rookie in team history, surpassing Jonathan Stewart's 10 touchdowns in 2008, and are the second most in franchise annals behind DeAngelo Williams' 18 in 2008...Set a team record with an average of 5.60 yards per carry, bettering the previous mark of 5.55 yards per attempt by Williams in 2008...Holds every team single-game and season rushing record for a quarterback, including yards, touchdowns and longest rush...Eclipsed the previous season highs of 128 yards and six touchdowns by Weinke in 2001...Became the first player in NFL history to pass for 4,000 yards and rush for at least 500 yards in a single season...San Francisco 49ers quarterback Steve Young in 1998 passed for 4,170 yards and rushed for 454 yards, the most ever previously by a 4,000-yard passer...Played a role in 35 of Carolina's 48 touchdowns, the second most in franchise history...35 combined touchdowns (21 passing, 14 rushing) are the most by a rookie quarterback in NFL history...Had a passing and rushing touchdown in the same game eight times, tying the NFL single-season record - previously accomplished by Grogan in 1976 and Daunte Culpepper of the Minnesota Vikings in 2002...Contributions helped the Panthers score 406 points, the third most in team history...Guided offense that set franchise records with 6,237 net yards and 345 first downs...Triggered aerial attack that totaled 3,829 net passing yards, the second most in team history...Part of rushing attack that featured the first team in NFL history to have three players with 700 or more yards in the same season: Williams - 836 yards, Stewart - 761 yards and Newton - 706 yards.

HONORS: AP Offensive Rookie of the Year...Pro Football Weekly/PFWA All-Rookie...Pro Football Weekly/PFWA Rookie of the Year...Pro Football Weekly/PFWA Offensive Rookie of the Year...Sporting News Rookie of the Year...Sports Illustrated Offensive Rookie of the Year...Pepsi Rookie of the Year...PRO BOWL: Played as an alternate in place of New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning...Completed nine-of-27 passes for 186 yards and two touchdowns - including a 55-yard scoring strike to Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith - with three interceptions...Rushed four times for 14 yards...ROOOKIE OF THE MONTH: Named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month for September...Completed 70-of-117 passes for 1,012 yards - the most ever by a player in his first three games - and four touchdowns with four interceptions to generate an 85.1 quarterback rating...PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week for performance in Week 13 at Tampa Bay (12/4)... Passed for 204 yards with one touchdown and rushed for 54 yards with three touchdowns in Panthers' 38-19 win...Added 27-yard catch to become third player - and first quarterback - in NFL history to have at least three rushing touchdowns, one passing touchdown and one reception in same game.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS - At Arizona (9/11): Became the first rookie in NFL history to throw for more than 400 yards in first career start with 422 yards and two touchdowns on 24-of-37 passing...Tied NFL record for the most passing yards in a game by a rookie quarterback, previously accomplished by Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford versus Cleveland (11/22/09)...422 passing yards are the most by a rookie quarterback on Kickoff Weekend in NFL history, shattering the previous mark of 302 yards by Peyton Manning for Indianapolis versus Miami (9/6/98), and the fifth-most all-time by any player on Kickoff Weekend...Hooked up with wide receiver Steve Smith on a 77-yard bomb for his first career touchdown pass, marking the longest first career touchdown by a No. 1 overall draft pick since the NFL-AFL merger in 1970...Previous mark was 67 yards by Terry Bradshaw of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1970...Vs. Green Bay (9/18): Set an NFL single-game rookie record and team record with 432 yards and one touchdown on 28-of-46 passing with one touchdown and three interceptions...Bettered the previous rookie record of 422 yards by Stafford versus Cleveland (11/22/09) and Newton at Arizona (9/11/11)...Surpassed previous team mark of 423 yards by Chris Weinke versus the New York Giants (12/10/06)...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...854 passing yards are the most ever by a player in first two NFL games...First player in team history to have two career 400-yard passing games...Vs. Jacksonville (9/25): Engineered first career game-winning drive, directing the Panthers 55 yards on five plays in 2:24...During game-winning possession, completed all three pass attempts for 47 yards and scrambled once for seven yards, capped by a 16-yard touchdown pass to tight end Greg Olsen...At Chicago (10/2): Passed for 374 yards, the fourth most in team history, on 27-of-46 passing with one touchdown and one interception...Vs. Minnesota (10/30): Joined Manning as the only rookie quarterbacks in NFL history with at least four 290-yard passing efforts, completing 22-of-35 passes for 290 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions...At Tampa Bay (12/4): Scored on three one-yard runs to establish the NFL single-season record for the most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback with 13, surpassing the previous mark of 12 by Steve Grogan of the New England Patriots in 1976...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/24): Set a team record for the longest completion with a 91-yard touchdown to wide receiver Brandon LaFell, bettering the previous long of an 89-yard touchdown pass from Kerry Collins to Willie Green versus Atlanta (12/17/95).

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...Winner of the 2010 Heisman Trophy...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...2010 (Jr.): Won the Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award (given to the nation's top player) and Davey O'Brien Award (given to the nation's top quarterback)...Associated Press first-team All-American...SEC Offensive Player of the Year......Started 14 games for Auburn...Completed 185-of-280 passes (66.1 completion percentage) for 2,854 yards and an SEC-record 30 touchdowns with seven interceptions to generate an SEC-record 182.05 passing efficiency rating....Led the Tigers with 1,473 yards rushing and a school-record 20 touchdowns on 264 carries...Produced two 300-yard passing performances and six 100-yard rushing efforts...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...Connected on a 94-yard touchdown pass against the University of Louisiana-Monroe to establish a school record for the longest completion...Amassed a career-high 217 yards rushing against Louisiana State...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....2009 (So.): Transferred to Blinn (Texas) Junior College from Florida...NJCAA honorable mention All-American...Played in 12 games...Completed 204-of-336 passes for 2,833 yards and 22 touchdowns with five interceptions...Rushed for 655 yards and 16 touchdowns on 108 attempts...2008: Redshirted by Florida after seeing action in the season opener...Connected on one-of-two passes for 14 yards and carried five times for 10 yards and one touchdown...2007 (Fr.): Played in five games for Florida...Completed five-of-10 passes for 40 yards...Gained 103 yards rushing on 16 carries with three touchdowns.

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

TRANSACTIONS
Selected by Carolina in the first round (1st overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft (4/28/11).

GP/GS
Career (48/48) [1/1]; 2013 (16/16) [1/1]; 2012 (16/16); 2011 (16/16).

2013
SEASON NOTES: Started 16 games for Carolina...Completed 292-of-473 passes for 3,379 yards and a career-high 24 touchdowns with 13 interceptions...Produced career highs of an 88.8 quarterback rating and 61.73 completion percentage, the second-highest completion percentage in team history behind Steve Beuerlein's record 62.97 in 1998...Moved into third place in team history with 882 completions, 1,475 pass attempts, 11,299 passing yards and 64 touchdown passes, surpassing the 694 completions, 1,340 pass attempts, 8,306 passing yards and 47 touchdown passes by Kerry Collins from 1995-98...Ranks third in team history with seven 300-yard passing games...One of three players in NFL history, along with Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts from 1998-2000 and Andy Dalton of the Cincinnati Bengals from 2011-13, to have at least 3,000 passing yards in each of first three seasons after throwing for 4,051 yards in 2011 and 3,869 yards in 2012...Gained 585 rushing yards and scored a team-leading six rushing touchdowns on 111 carries...Ranks first in team history with an average of 5.58 yards per rushing attempt...Moved into second place in team history with 28 rushing touchdowns, bettering the 27 by Jonathan Stewart from 2008-current...Accumulated 13,331 combined passing and rushing yards (11,299 passing and 2,032 rushing) - the most in NFL history through a player's first three seasons...Only quarterback in NFL history to rush for 500 yards in each of first three seasons...28 rushing touchdowns are the most by a quarterback in first three seasons, eclipsing the previous mark of 16 by Steve Grogan of the New England Patriots from 1975-77...Had a passing and rushing touchdown in the same game six times...Has 10 career games with at least two passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown - the most such games by a player in first three seasons in NFL history...Has three games with at least three passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown, joining Daunte Culpepper of the Minnesota Vikings from 2000-02 as the only players in the Super Bowl era to have three such games in first three seasons...Only player in NFL history with 50 or more passing touchdowns (64) and 25 or more rushing touchdowns (28) in a three-season span at any point in career...92 total touchdowns (64 passing and 28 rushing) are the second-most in NFL history in a player's first three seasons behind the 100 by Dan Marino of the Miami Dolphins from 1983-85...Fulcrum of offense 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 Panthers to an 11-1 record in final 12 games, completing 219-of-346 passes for 2,494 yards and 18 touchdowns with eight interceptions to compile a 92.6 quarterback rating and rushing for five touchdowns...POSTSEASON: Started NFC Divisional Playoff versus San Francisco (1/12)...Completed 16-of-25 passes for 267 yards and one touchdown with two interceptions to post a 79.9 quarterback rating...Rushed for 54 yards on 10 carries...HONORS: Selected to second career Pro Bowl.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS - Vs. Seattle (9/8): Reached 8,000 career passing yards in 33rd game, equaling the fifth-fewest games needed to achieve the mark in NFL history...Vs. New York Giants (9/22): Responsible for four touchdowns - three passing and one rushing...Three touchdown passes matched career high...At Arizona (10/6): Notched seventh career 300-yard passing effort with 308 yards...At Minnesota (10/13): Tied team record with a 143.4 quarterback rating, previously accomplished by Jake Delhomme at Tampa Bay (12/26/04)...Completed 20-of-26 passes for 242 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions...Accounted for four touchdowns - three passing and one rushing...Three touchdown passes equaled career high...Vs. St. Louis (10/20): Established a career high with an 88.24 completion percentage on 15-of-17 passing...Would have set a team single-game record had he met the minimum of 20 attempts required to qualify...At Tampa Bay (10/24): Matched career high of 10 consecutive completions, completing last eight attempts against the Rams and first two attempts against the Buccaneers...Vs. Atlanta (11/3): Generated a passing touchdown and rushing touchdown for fourth consecutive game...At San Francisco (11/10): Directed third career game-winning drive, guiding the Panthers nine yards on six plays in 3:30 to set up a 53-yard field goal by Graham Gano....During game-winning possession, completed two-of-three passes for 14 yards...Vs. New England (11/18): Tied career high with three touchdown passes...Orchestrated fourth career game-winning drive, leading the Panthers 83 yards on 13 plays in 5:33 - capped by a 25-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Ted Ginn...During game-winning possession, completed five-of-eight passes for 57 yards and scrambled twice for 18 yards...At Miami (11/24): Engineered fifth career game-winning drive, directing the Panthers 80 yards on 12 plays in 3:30 - culminated by a one-yard touchdown pass to tight end Greg Olsen...During game-winning possession, completed five-of-seven passes for 34 yards and rushed three times for 16 yards...Kept drive alive with a 19-yard completion to wide receiver Steve Smith on fourth-and-10 from the Carolina 20-yard line...Vs. New Orleans (12/22): Guided sixth career game-winning drive, moving the Panthers 65 yards on five plays in 32 seconds - consummated by a 14-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Domenik Hixon...During game-winning possession, completed three-of-five passes (including a spike) for 65 yards.

2012
SEASON NOTES: Started 16 games for Carolina...Completed 280-of-485 passes for 3,869 yards and 19 touchdowns with 12 interceptions to register a career-high 86.2 quarterback rating...Threw a touchdown pass in eight consecutive games in Weeks 9-16, the third most consecutive games with a touchdown pass in team history...Set a team record with a 7.98-yard average passing gain, surpassing the previous mark of 7.94 yards by Jake Delhomme in 2008...Moved into third place in team history for the most 300-yard passing games with six, eclipsing the five by Kerry Collins from 1995-98...Set a team record for the most consecutive pass attempts without an interception with 176, breaking the previous mark of 150 by Delhomme in 2006...Tied the team record for the lowest interception percentage of 2.47 percent, previously achieved by Collins in 1996...Set an 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 with the Indianapolis Colts from 1998-99...Accomplished record with 106 fewer pass attempts than Manning (1,002 compared to 1,108)...Led the Panthers in rushing with a career-high 741 yards and eight touchdowns on 127 attempts...Became the first quarterback to lead team in rushing since Donovan McNabb of the Philadelphia Eagles in 2000...Set a team record with an average of 5.83 yards per carry, bettering his 5.60 yards per carry in 2011...Ranks first in team history with a career average of 5.72 yards per carry...Only quarterback in NFL history to rush for 500 yards in each of first two seasons...22 rushing touchdowns are the most by a quarterback in first two seasons, eclipsing the previous mark of 15 by Steve Grogan of the New England Patriots from 1975-76...Had a passing and rushing touchdown in the same game six times...Only player in NFL history with at least 5,000 passing yards (7,920), 25 passing touchdowns (40), 1,000 rushing yards (1,447) and 15 rushing touchdowns (22) in first two seasons...Only player in NFL history with 30 or more passing touchdowns (40) and 20 or more rushing touchdowns (22) in first two seasons...Gained six yards receiving after advancing a lateral versus Dallas (10/21)...Ranked first on the team in scoring with 48 points...Steered offense that accumulated 5,771 total net yards and 328 first downs, the second-highest totals in team history.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week in Week 12 at Philadelphia (11/26)...Accounted for 341 total net yards (306 passing, 52 rushing) and four touchdowns (two passing, two rushing) in Panthers' 30-22 win on Monday Night Football.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS - At Tampa Bay (9/9): Produced fourth career 300-yard passing performance with 303 yards and one touchdown on 23-of-33 passing...Vs. New Orleans (9/16): Became the second player in NFL history with at least 250 passing yards (253) with a 125-plus passer rating (129.2) and at least 70 rushing yards (71) with a touchdown (1) in a game, previously accomplished by Michael Vick for Philadelphia at Washington (11/15/10)...At Chicago (10/28): Tallied a season-high 314 yards through the air on 20-of-39 passing in fifth career 300-yard passing effort...At Washington (11/4): Connected with wide receiver Armanti Edwards on an 82-yard completion, the longest pass in team history that was not a touchdown...At Philadelphia (11/26): Passed for 306 yards and two touchdowns on 18-of-28 passing to compile sixth career 300-yard passing outing...Matched career high with 14 rushing attempts for a team-leading 52 yards and two touchdowns...Became one of four quarterbacks - along with Steve Young, Daunte Culpepper and Vick - to pass for at least 300 yards with two touchdowns and rush for at least 50 yards with two touchdowns in a game in the last 20 years...Became one of five quarterbacks - along with Roger Staubach, Eric Hipple, McNabb and Vick - to throw two touchdowns and run for two touchdowns on Monday Night Football...Directed second career game-winning drive (defined as a drive that puts the team ahead for good in the fourth quarter or overtime), guiding the Panthers 40 yards on seven plays in 3:36 to set up a 23-yard field goal by Graham Gano...During game-winning possession, completed two-of-three passes for 31 yards and picked up seven yards rushing on two carries...At Kansas City (12/2): Equaled career high with three touchdown passes...Vs. Atlanta (12/9): 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...Threw for 287 yards and two touchdowns...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, the fifth-longest touchdown run by a quarterback in the Super Bowl era...At San Diego (12/16): Set a team record for the most consecutive pass attempts without an interception with 151...Vs. Oakland (12/23): Had team record of 176 consecutive pass attempts without an interception end when he was picked off in the third quarter on a deflection...Marked first interception since last pass attempt versus Denver (11/11).

2011
SEASON NOTES: Selected in the first round (first overall) of the NFL Draft by Carolina...Started 16 games...Completed 310-of-517 passes for 4,051 yards and 21 touchdowns with 17 interceptions to post an 84.5 quarterback rating...Set an NFL rookie record for passing yards, shattering the previous mark of 3,739 by Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts in 1998...Completions and touchdowns are the third most in NFL history by a rookie quarterback...Passed for 300 or more yards in three games, producing three of the top four single-game totals in team history...Threw a touchdown in each of the first five games and in each of the last five games- the longest streaks by a rookie quarterback in team history - bettering Chris Weinke's four consecutive games with a touchdown pass in 2001...Rushed for 706 yards and a team-leading 14 touchdowns on 126 carries...Established an NFL record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback, breaking the previous mark of 12 by Steve Grogan of the New England Patriots in 1976...14 rushing touchdowns are the most by a rookie in team history, surpassing Jonathan Stewart's 10 touchdowns in 2008, and are the second most in franchise annals behind DeAngelo Williams' 18 in 2008...Set a team record with an average of 5.60 yards per carry, bettering the previous mark of 5.55 yards per attempt by Williams in 2008...Holds every team single-game and season rushing record for a quarterback, including yards, touchdowns and longest rush...Eclipsed the previous season highs of 128 yards and six touchdowns by Weinke in 2001...Became the first player in NFL history to pass for 4,000 yards and rush for at least 500 yards in a single season...San Francisco 49ers quarterback Steve Young in 1998 passed for 4,170 yards and rushed for 454 yards, the most ever previously by a 4,000-yard passer...Played a role in 35 of Carolina's 48 touchdowns, the second most in franchise history...35 combined touchdowns (21 passing, 14 rushing) are the most by a rookie quarterback in NFL history...Had a passing and rushing touchdown in the same game eight times, tying the NFL single-season record - previously accomplished by Grogan in 1976 and Daunte Culpepper of the Minnesota Vikings in 2002...Contributions helped the Panthers score 406 points, the third most in team history...Guided offense that set franchise records with 6,237 net yards and 345 first downs...Triggered aerial attack that totaled 3,829 net passing yards, the second most in team history...Part of rushing attack that featured the first team in NFL history to have three players with 700 or more yards in the same season: Williams - 836 yards, Stewart - 761 yards and Newton - 706 yards.

HONORS: AP Offensive Rookie of the Year...Pro Football Weekly/PFWA All-Rookie...Pro Football Weekly/PFWA Rookie of the Year...Pro Football Weekly/PFWA Offensive Rookie of the Year...Sporting News Rookie of the Year...Sports Illustrated Offensive Rookie of the Year...Pepsi Rookie of the Year...PRO BOWL: Played as an alternate in place of New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning...Completed nine-of-27 passes for 186 yards and two touchdowns - including a 55-yard scoring strike to Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith - with three interceptions...Rushed four times for 14 yards...ROOOKIE OF THE MONTH: Named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month for September...Completed 70-of-117 passes for 1,012 yards - the most ever by a player in his first three games - and four touchdowns with four interceptions to generate an 85.1 quarterback rating...PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week for performance in Week 13 at Tampa Bay (12/4)... Passed for 204 yards with one touchdown and rushed for 54 yards with three touchdowns in Panthers' 38-19 win...Added 27-yard catch to become third player - and first quarterback - in NFL history to have at least three rushing touchdowns, one passing touchdown and one reception in same game.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS - At Arizona (9/11): Became the first rookie in NFL history to throw for more than 400 yards in first career start with 422 yards and two touchdowns on 24-of-37 passing...Tied NFL record for the most passing yards in a game by a rookie quarterback, previously accomplished by Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford versus Cleveland (11/22/09)...422 passing yards are the most by a rookie quarterback on Kickoff Weekend in NFL history, shattering the previous mark of 302 yards by Peyton Manning for Indianapolis versus Miami (9/6/98), and the fifth-most all-time by any player on Kickoff Weekend...Hooked up with wide receiver Steve Smith on a 77-yard bomb for his first career touchdown pass, marking the longest first career touchdown by a No. 1 overall draft pick since the NFL-AFL merger in 1970...Previous mark was 67 yards by Terry Bradshaw of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1970...Vs. Green Bay (9/18): Set an NFL single-game rookie record and team record with 432 yards and one touchdown on 28-of-46 passing with one touchdown and three interceptions...Bettered the previous rookie record of 422 yards by Stafford versus Cleveland (11/22/09) and Newton at Arizona (9/11/11)...Surpassed previous team mark of 423 yards by Chris Weinke versus the New York Giants (12/10/06)...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...854 passing yards are the most ever by a player in first two NFL games...First player in team history to have two career 400-yard passing games...Vs. Jacksonville (9/25): Engineered first career game-winning drive, directing the Panthers 55 yards on five plays in 2:24...During game-winning possession, completed all three pass attempts for 47 yards and scrambled once for seven yards, capped by a 16-yard touchdown pass to tight end Greg Olsen...At Chicago (10/2): Passed for 374 yards, the fourth most in team history, on 27-of-46 passing with one touchdown and one interception...Vs. Minnesota (10/30): Joined Manning as the only rookie quarterbacks in NFL history with at least four 290-yard passing efforts, completing 22-of-35 passes for 290 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions...At Tampa Bay (12/4): Scored on three one-yard runs to establish the NFL single-season record for the most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback with 13, surpassing the previous mark of 12 by Steve Grogan of the New England Patriots in 1976...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/24): Set a team record for the longest completion with a 91-yard touchdown to wide receiver Brandon LaFell, bettering the previous long of an 89-yard touchdown pass from Kerry Collins to Willie Green versus Atlanta (12/17/95).

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...Winner of the 2010 Heisman Trophy...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...2010 (Jr.): Won the Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award (given to the nation's top player) and Davey O'Brien Award (given to the nation's top quarterback)...Associated Press first-team All-American...SEC Offensive Player of the Year......Started 14 games for Auburn...Completed 185-of-280 passes (66.1 completion percentage) for 2,854 yards and an SEC-record 30 touchdowns with seven interceptions to generate an SEC-record 182.05 passing efficiency rating....Led the Tigers with 1,473 yards rushing and a school-record 20 touchdowns on 264 carries...Produced two 300-yard passing performances and six 100-yard rushing efforts...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...Connected on a 94-yard touchdown pass against the University of Louisiana-Monroe to establish a school record for the longest completion...Amassed a career-high 217 yards rushing against Louisiana State...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....2009 (So.): Transferred to Blinn (Texas) Junior College from Florida...NJCAA honorable mention All-American...Played in 12 games...Completed 204-of-336 passes for 2,833 yards and 22 touchdowns with five interceptions...Rushed for 655 yards and 16 touchdowns on 108 attempts...2008: Redshirted by Florida after seeing action in the season opener...Connected on one-of-two passes for 14 yards and carried five times for 10 yards and one touchdown...2007 (Fr.): Played in five games for Florida...Completed five-of-10 passes for 40 yards...Gained 103 yards rushing on 16 carries with three touchdowns.

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

 

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