NFC South: Tobin Rote

Cam Newton is making history

November, 28, 2011
11/28/11
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Carolina Panthers rookie quarterback Cam Newton has a chance to rewrite the record book by the time the season ends.

Newton already is the first rookie in NFL history to throw for 10 touchdowns and run for 10 touchdowns in a season.

But Newton has a shot at more records, according to ESPN Stats & Information. He already has thrown for 3,093 yards, which ranks fourth in NFL history by a rookie quarterback. Peyton Manning (3,739 yards in 1998) holds the record. The only two other rookies to throw for more yards than Newton were Sam Bradford (3,512 yards last season) and Matt Ryan (3,440 in 2008).

With his 10 rushing touchdowns, Newton has a shot at a record that’s not just for rookies. Newton has a chance at the record for most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in NFL history. Steve Grogan set that record with 12 rushing touchdowns in 1976.

Kordell Stewart (1997), Tobin Rote (1956) and Johnny Lujack (1950) are tied for No. 2 with 11 touchdowns each. Newton now is tied with Daunte Culepper (2002) and (Billy Kilmer 1961).

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