Former Auburn quarterback and national champion Cam Newton will be “dabbing” all the way to Super Bowl 50.
Newton and the Carolina Panthers will continue their incredible season in Santa Clara, Ca., after defeating the Arizona Cardinals, 49-15, in the NFC Championship game. Newton threw for 335 yards and two touchdowns while running for an additional 47 yards and two scores. Of course, Cam produced plenty of highlights along the way.
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) January 25, 2016
Newton might be a lock to win the NFL’s Most Valuable Player award and may add even more history to his already-prolific resume with a Super Bowl win. Cam could become the third quarterback to win the Heisman Trophy and win the Super Bowl (Joe Namath and Joe Montana were the others). He could also become the fifth Heisman Trophy winner to win Super Bowl MVP.
Newton won the Heisman Trophy, Walter Camp Award, Maxwell Award and led Auburn to a national championship in 2010. He will be looking to add some more hardware to his trophy case on Super Bowl Sunday. Of course, Newton’s counterpart is no slouch either. The Panthers will matchup against a fellow SEC quarterback, Peyton Manning, and the Denver Broncos.
Will be 3rd time in NFL history two former SEC QBs meet in Super Bowl. (Grossman / P. Manning '07; Stabler/Tark '77)
— Chuck Dunlap (@SEC_Chuck) January 25, 2016
The Tennessee legend will be making his fourth Super Bowl appearance and will be searching for the second Super Bowl win of his legendary career. Newton will try to establish himself as the league’s top quarterback while the aging Manning will attempt to win one last Super Bowl and possibly ride off into the sunset.
After learning that he would be facing Manning in Super Bowl 50, Newton had a pretty cool reaction.
The two SEC quarterbacks will take center stage at Levi’s Stadium on Feb. 7.
CAMera ready ? pic.twitter.com/LiUtZh2Nuz
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) January 25, 2016