As a 16-year-old junior, he passed for 2,500 yards and 23 touchdowns and ran for 638 yards and 9 touchdowns, gaining the attention of major college programs.
Whitfield has worked with other quarterbacks such as Ben Roethlisberger and Akili Smith.
On April 28, 2011, Newton was selected with the first overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers.
He was the first reigning Heisman Trophy winner to go first overall since Carson Palmer in 2003. 1 selection after Tucker Frederickson (1965), Bo Jackson (1986), and Aundray Bruce (1988).
is an American football quarterback for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL).
He played college football at Auburn and was drafted as the first overall pick by the Panthers in the 2011 NFL Draft.