Cameron "Cam" Jerrell Newton (born May 11, 1989) is an American football quarterback for the Carolina Panthers and the National Football League. It 'was first drafted by the Panthers to take a global revision in 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football for the Auburn Tigers. He is the third in Auburn to win the Heisman Trophy. Newton is the son of Cecil Newton, Sr., who played strong safety for two seasons with the Dallas Cowboys and the younger brother of Cecil Newton, Jr., the center of New Orleans Saints.