Caylin Newton, the second-generation Auburn football QB.
Cam Newton, the Auburn football alum, accomplished many things and was the recipient of many awards during his one season with the Tigers.
In 2010, Newton ended up winning a Heisman, National Championship and SEC Championship all in one year despite transferring from a junior college just the season before.
After last night, it looks like the Auburn-Newton tandem will continue as Cam’s younger brother Caylin decided to follow in his footsteps after joining the Auburn football team.
Newton actually spent the past 2 seasons with Howard University where he won the Mid-Eastern Athletic Rookie of the Year award in his first season and ultimately became the Offensive Player of the Year in his second.
During his 2-year stint with the Bisons, Newton threw for 3,425 yards and 30 touchdowns while adding 5 touchdowns on the ground.
After earning his degree from Howard he’ll look to finish up his education as a grad-transfer at the SEC school.
What this means for Auburn football
It’s unlikely that Newton will earn a starting spot anytime soon considering the sophomore Bo Nix basically has the position on lockdown after winning SEC Rookie of the Year and cementing his spot as the starter in 2019.
Earlier this month, Auburn football also added the dual-threat commit Dematrius Davis Jr. to the mix; however, he won’t be coming in until 2021.
Currently, the former 4-star recruit Cord Sandberg looks to be the most prominent backup at the quarterback position in 2020.
Nonetheless, Newton will look to take over that role next season since he will be eligible immediately upon transferring.
And while it’s uncertain what order the quarterback depth chart will be in 2020, it’s unquestionable that there will be plenty of talent behind Nix- so much that Gus Malzahn may have a hard time properly getting them all playing time.
If Malzahn can steer clear of losing any of them via transfer, it seems that the quarterback position will be the least of the Tigers’ worries for several years to come.