By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The brother of Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will have a new college football team in the future. Caylin Newton, the younger brother of Cam, has announced he is transferring on Tuesday night from Howard University.
While he plans on transferring, he plans on completing his degree and graduate in May. Then, he’ll find a new home to play college football.
“Making the decision to attend Howard University has been the best decision I’ve made and has caused me to not only grow as an athlete, but as a man,” Newton said in a post on Twitter. “So I want to first take the opportunity to thank my fellow Bison for allowing me to be a part of not only a growing community of intellectuals but also a dedicated football program.
“Throughout my years at Howard, I have had the opportunity to meet some of the most powerful and influential people in this country, while playing alongside brothers I’ll have for life. To my teammates, thank you for having my back through it all.”
The junior quarterback was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Preseason Player of the Year. Newton played in four games this season.
He completed 65 of 127 for 815 yards. He also threw six touchdowns and three interceptions.
Without Newton, the 1-4 Bison will use Quinton Williams and Ramar Williams as their signal callers. Q. Williams has gone 29 of 44 for 231 yards. He also threw four touchdown passes and one interception.
R. Williams has gone 2 of 4 for 32 yards.
“After speaking with my family and some of the greats, who have played at this prestigious university, they have all contributed to giving me the clarity and guidance to make the decision I think is best for my future,” Newton said. “I will finish what I started academically by graduating this May. As of my athletic career, I have officially declared to be put in the NCAA transfer portal with two years left of eligibility.
“Thank you Hery Davis and Dr. Wayne Frederich for your unwavering support and for giving me the opportunity of a lifetime to be your quarterback.”