Even though he's a quarterback by position, Cam Newton has never shied away from carrying the ball.
The super athletic top pick of the 2011 NFL draft had more rushing attempts in 2014 than every quarterback except Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson. While attending the Preakness Stakes, Newton was tasked with another carry, and in this case a fumble would have been extremely costly.
Newton was dressed to the nines in a white suit and a salmon coat:
A downpour turned the track into a muddy mess, and the appearance of distant lightning about 40 minutes before the race led track officials to ask fans to leave the track and find cover.
Newton risked the integrity of his outfit to help a woman across a particularly treacherous stretch of track. Here's photo and video evidence:
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It's been a busy offseason for Newton, who has been in talks with the Panthers about a contract extension while also finishing his undergraduate degree at Auburn. The 26-year-old also learned a new sport, knockerball, although most Panthers fans would prefer he stick with football.