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 a homemade black T-shirt she'd had made the night before that said ''Katie and Cam'' on the front and ''Mrs. Newton'' on the back along with Newton's No. 1.
''I thought he was going to do his Superman celebration like he normally does, but then all of sudden he started running over and pointed right at me,'' said the teenager from New Port Richey, Fla. ''I was in shock. I thought, I must be in a dream.''
A few minutes later, however, she was asked to give the football up.
That ball, it turns out, is destined for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
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