Panthers QB Cam Newton Nominated For Two High Honors Of The Carolinas

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — U.S. Representative Alma Adams nominated Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton Saturday for the two most prestigious awards of the Carolinas.

Adams, a Democrat representative for North Carolina’s 12th District, nominated the quarterback for North Carolina’s Order of the Long Leaf Pine and South Carolina’s Order of the Palmetto.

Newton’s track record on the field is only one of the reasons Adams nominated him.

“In addition to leading the Panthers to their second Super Bowl appearance, he is a philanthropic leader in our community, winning the Walter Payton Man of the Year charity challenge,” Adams writes in her letter addressed to NC Gov. Roy Cooper and SC Gov. Henry McMaster.

Newton is known for his charitable spirit, so much so that Adams states that she could fill up pages with his success both on and off the field.

Newton made his return to the Carolina Panthers halfway through the 2021 NFL season. He was signed on after Sam Darnold suffered an injury, bringing a nostalgic feeling back with him to the Queen City.

From his rushing touchdowns in his first comeback game as the quarterback for the Panthers against the Arizona Cardinals to his fashion sense – Adams is proud of her nomination.

Adams made sure, just like Newton, to make her nomination in style by announcing it on National Hat Day. An ode to her shared appreciation to fashion statement hats such as the ones Newton is often seen wearing pre- and post games.

“Cam’s career has been just as distinctive, and I support many of his records and achievements will stand the test of time,” Adams said.