Former Auburn quarterback Cam Newton made history in 2015, not just for his incredible play for the Carolina Panthers, but for introducing the “Dab” to mainstream media.
It seems Newton’s season was so significant, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum decided it was worth immortalizing — in bobblehead form. So, it unveiled a limited edition bobblehead commemorating Newton and his now-famous move on Thursday.
National Bobblehead HOF/Museum unveils dabbing Cam Newton bobblehead. Can’t wait for press conference Cam bobblehead pic.twitter.com/lfNXzd18r9
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) June 9, 2016
“It’s been fun watching Cam ascend to being one of the premier players in the NFL, both on and off the field,” Phil Sklar, co-founder and CEO of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, said in a release. “When we continued to see how popular the ‘Dab’ became in all levels of sports and pop culture, we knew a bobblehead of Cam doing the ‘Dab’ had to be made!”
Newton made the move famous en route to earning the NFL MVP and leading the Panthers to a Super Bowl berth. It has since caught on in just about every facet of competitive sports, most recently at the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
The news is bittersweet, however, at least for fans of the move.
Newton, during a two-part interview that aired early Thursday on the Mac Attack on 610-AM in Charlotte, N.C., said the Dab would not be making a return this season.
Cam: The Dab has been put aside. New stuff coming that he is working on.
— Travis Hancock (@TBoneWFNZ) June 9, 2016
The commemorative bobblehead is currently on sale at www.BobbleheadHall.com.