Cam Newton’s journey to the NFL has not been the easiest. The former JUCO and NCAA National Champion has had an interesting career.
Newton initially attended the University of Florida, where he was a member of the Florida Gators football team in 2007 and 2008. On November 21, 2008, Newton was arrested for receiving stolen property after purchasing a stolen laptop computer from another University of Florida student. He was subsequently suspended from the team after the laptop was found to be in his possession.
In January 2009, Newton transferred to Blinn College in Brenham, Texas. That fall he led his team to the 2009 NJCAA National Football Championship.
Following the victory in the SEC Championship, Auburn was invited to participate in the school’s first BCS National Championship Game. The game took place on January 10, 2011, in Glendale, Arizona, with Auburn playing against the Oregon Ducks.
Newton and the Panthers finished this season with a 15–1 record, a franchise best, and earned a first-round bye in the playoffs. After defeating the Seahawks and the Cardinals, the Panthers are in the Super Bowl. If Cam and the Panthers win tomorrow, he will become the first player to win the Championship at three levels.