Cam Newton

Syvelle Newton

Syvelle R. Newton (born April 15, 1985 in Wallace, South Carolina) is an American football wide receiver/defensive back currently on the injured reserve list of the Georgia Force in the Arena Football League. He played college football for the University of South Carolina.

College career

In 2006, Newton took over the starting quarterback position after Blake Mitchell was sidelined after a shutout loss to the University of Georgia. But after an ineffective start against the Arkansas Razorbacks later in the season, Newton lost the starting position. He is known for playing multiple positions, including wide receiver, running back and quarterback. The Gamecocks finished the 2006 season 8 and 5 and defeated Houston in the Autozone Liberty Bowl 44 to 36 on December 29, 2006. Newton was projected to be selected as a wide receiver in the 2007 NFL Draft, alongside teammate, Sidney Rice, but went undrafted.

Newton is one of four players in college football history with more than 600 yards rushing, passing and receiving in his career.

Professional career

Newton signed a two year contract with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League, however Newton left the Alouettes’ training camp shortly after being switched again from quarterback to receiver. Alouettes' coach Phillip Niles Argyle was quoted as saying, "He should be thankful we gave him a chance, now he'll be playing for the Columbia Stingers next season."

Personal

Newton's brother is Cam Newton, a defensive back for the Georgia Force

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