Found December 06, 2011 on
Pro Sports Daily:
When Cam Newton crossed the goal line for his third rushing touchdown Sunday, the Carolina Panthers rookie quarterback handed the football to 16-year-old fan Katie Brown.
It didn't take long, however, for the Panthers to come asking for the ball back. It turns out it was Newton’s 13th rushing touchdown of the season, setting an NFL record for a quarterback, breaking Steve Grogan's 35-year-old mark.
Panthers assistant equipment manager Don Toner drew the task of trying to retrieve the ball. Luckily for him, an excited Brown was more than understanding and open to trading the ball.
Brown, wearing a shirt that said “Mrs. Newton” on the back, received a different ball, four Panthers hats and is awaiting something else in the mail the team said it would send her.
Newton's record ball is likely headed to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
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To 16-year-old Katie Brown, Cam Newton really is Superman.
So when her hero ran across the end zone after his NFL record-setting 13th rushing touchdown Sunday at Tampa Bay and handed her the game ball, she was speechless and trembling with excitement.
''It was the most amazing moment,'' Brown said in a phone interview on Monday. For the game, she was dressed in...
CAM NEWTON, PANTHERS
12-for-21, 204 yards, 4 TDs (3 rushing)
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"To me, the thing I like about it more than anything is it's important, it really is," Rivera said. "It's the old saying that if you didn't put your heart into it, it wouldn't hurt. He does. He puts everything...
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton celebrates after the Panthers score against the Washington Redskins in the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, North Carolina on October 23, 2011. Carolina won 33-20 UPI/Nell Redmond .
Four spreads of note:
Giants +3 @ Cowboys, 8:30PM ET, Sunday
This game is the ultimate crapshoot; it could play out in a variety of different...
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1st Down – Cam is for Real
A year ago at this time, Cam Newton was at Auburn getting ready to play for a National Title against the Oregon Ducks. The consensus number one overall pick at the time was Stanford’s Andrew Luck. Everyone that knew anything about football just knew the Carolina Panthers would select Luck with the first pick.
Enter January 2011 and Luck decided...
There was a school of thought during the preseason that the Panthers, given their youth and new identity with Ron Rivera and his staff, might start slowly and get better as the season wore on.
That appears to be the way it's playing out.
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