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Cam Newton Breaks Rushing TD Record For Quarterbacks, Gives The Ball To Fan In “Mrs. Newton” Shirt

Today during a 38-19 win over the Buccaneers, Cam Newton became the NFL record-holder for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in a single season with 13, via a trio of one-yard scampers. Considering Newton’s Carolina Panthers still have four games left to play, it’s an especially impressive achievement. Also impressive: just how amazingly fan-friendly a player Newton is. After scoring, he went to the first-row end zone seats of a group of Panthers fan he somehow knew was there, and gave them the ball from his record-breaking run like it was nothing:

We also love the announcers’ reactions: stating the obvious (“That’s a lucky young lady there”), while also seeming a little aghast that Newton would just give up the ball like that. They were all but screaming, “The ball BELONGS IN A MUSEUM!!!” like Indiana Jones. As far as Newton’s goal of being an entertainer and icon as well as a great player, though: gestures like this are exactly what will help him get there. Oh, and by the way: the girl he gave the ball to was wearing a shirt that said “Mrs. Newton” on it.

Yeah: that’s one lucky young lady.

Video by CJ Fogler.

  • Katlynne Brown

    Im soo happpy to have gotten that ball. Im Such a fan of him But this is just a dream come true! <3

  • Saintjose1

    If you are smart you will sell it in 20 years.. Let it increase value.. That’s a record ball..

  • Wanda Allen

    Katie WON’T EVER sell that ball this is something she will never forget so happy for you Katie Cam is her dream husband. Thanks so much to Cam for making my granddaughter sooo HAPPY. Way to go Cam I’m a fan now

  • Shari Welch

    What a wonderful gift you have given Katlynne, what a big heart you have.  Getting ready for church Sunday morning I was saying I wish she could have something that no one else did because she just loves Cam so much, prayer was answer for both of you, Cam and my granddaughter.  Congratulations Cam on your special day and thanks for sharing with my beautiful granddaughter.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Jones/100000154244107 Mike Jones

    Too bad NFL took the ball back only giving a replacement ball and some Carolina fan gear.  I would have settled for season tickets for 4 and some spending money.  He gave that to Katlynne and she should have kept it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Jones/100000154244107 Mike Jones

    Katlynne did you really give the ball up?  Hope the reports aren’t true :(

  • Guest 7

    Mike, where did you hear that the ball was given back for a replacement ball?
    From my understanding, she still has the ball.
    I know her parents, and they’ve shared multiple pictures of her with the ball, after the game, at home.

  • http://twitter.com/skinspez Chris Lopez

    Incorrect… I have been chatting with her dad on ExtremeSkins and she still has the ball.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Jones/100000154244107 Mike Jones

    cant post a link but newsobserver had it game pics # 28 read caption
    per Jeff Siner – jsiner@ charlotteobserver

  • http://twitter.com/skinspez Chris Lopez

    Well I think the people who have the ball in the first place probably are ones I would believe over a newspaper.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Jones/100000154244107 Mike Jones

    Hope she kept it…..was just shocked to read that it was given up to nothing.  Who knows maybe one day Cam will knock on her door himself and ask for it ;)

  • Renee Akri

    My daughter did the right thing. She wanted him to have it so they gave her another game ball to replace it. We are very proud of her and so happy that she was able to have this experience. Thanks Cam for making this possible.

  • Team Kat

    Thats the exclamation point highlight reel for this year, Cam’s new debut into the league is all sensation. Excellent role model gesture for all times

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