- Cameron Newton
- 6' 5"
- College Park, Ga.
- 243 lbs.
A true freshman quarterback who enrolled at Florida in January 2007…
Served as the backup for Tim Tebow in his freshman year…
CAREER: Has over 100 yards rushing in just five games seeing backup duty… Had a career long 24-yard touchdown run against Florida Atlantic in the fourth quarter…
2007: Saw extensive playing time in five games during his freshman year versus Western Kentucky, Troy, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Florida Atlantic ...Rushed for 103 yards on just 16 carries, scoring three touchdowns on the ground… Completed five pass in 10 attempts… Just the fifth quarterback in Florida history to see action in the season opener as a true freshman, joining Tim Tebow, Chris Leak, Josh Portis, Cris Collinsworth and Doug Johnson… Closed the scoring against Florida Atlantic with a career long 24-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter… Rushed for a career-high 46 yards against the Owls on just six attempts… Carried the ball five times for 33 yards against Vanderbilt… Guided the Florida offense to a touchdown against Tennessee in mop-up duty, highlighted by an 11-yard run when he bowled over Volunteers’ safety Dennis Rogan… Registered a four-yard gain against Troy in fourth-quarter action… Scored first career touchdown on a 4-yard plunge against Western Kentucky… Completed three of four passes for 25 yards in his debut against the Hilltoppers…
PREP: Participated in the inaugural All-American Offense-Defense All-American Bowl for Team East following his senior season… His squad won the game, 28-14… One of nine quarterbacks in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Super Southern 100… As a junior, Newton completed 62.4 percent of his passes for 2,500 yards and 23 touchdowns… Threw just nine interceptions and rushed for 638 yards and nine TDs… Chose Florida over Georgia, Maryland, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Oklahoma and Virginia Tech… High school coach was Dallas Allen…
PERSONAL: Born May 11, 1989… Parents are Cecil and Jackie Newton… Enrolled in classes at UF in Jan. 2007…
MAJOR: Social & Behavioral Sciences.
|CAREER PASSING STATISTICS|
|CAREER RUSHING STATISTICS|
NEWTON’S CAREER HIGHS
Passing Attempts: 4 (Two times, last vs. Florida Atlantic, 2007)
Completions: 3 (Western Kentucky, 2007)
Longest Pass: 14 (Western Kentucky, 2007)
Passing Yards: 25 (Western Kentucky, 2007)
Passing TDs: 0
Rushing Attempts: 6 (Florida Atlantic, 2007)
Rushing Yards: 46 (Florida Atlantic, 2007)
Rushing TDs: 1 (Three times, last vs. Florida Atlantic, 2007)
Longest Rush: 24 (Florida Atlantic, 2007)