You know him as the most electrifying player in the NFL. The player with the most exciting touchdown celebrations. And the overwhelming winner of the 2015 NFL MVP Award (48 of the 50 possible votes). But even with all the coverage of Cam Newton’s rise to fame, there is still so much that fans don’t know about the NFL’s brightest young star… After a ton of research, we put together a list of 10 most surprising things fans don’t know about “Supercam.” You’ll learn why Cam and Tim Tebow have way more in common than you think… You’ll also come to find out that behind his big smile, there’s an extremely smart businessman — who is making way more money than you think! Let’s get started…
10) He was Tim Tebow’s backup at Florida
At one point, the quarterback depth chart for the University of Florida boasted three national championship winners: Chris Leak, Tim Tebow, and Cam Newton. In 2007, Newton was named as Tebow’s backup. Unfortunately for Cam, Tebow became one of the best college QB’s of all-time, leaving Cam with very few chances to step on the field. Things took a turn for the worst in 2008 when Newton was arrested and accused of stealing a laptop. It was later revealed that Newton wasn’t the person who actually stole the laptop — but he did purchase the stolen property. Although all charges against him were dropped, the damage was already done. Newton was excused from the team and forced to transfer to Blinn College (a small school in Texas).
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