Cam Newton: 25 facts for Super Bowl 50

4,051: Passing Yards in 2011

Few doubted Newton’s ability to do damage with his legs when he entered the league in 2011, but some were skeptical of his passing skills. He silenced plenty of critics by becoming the first rookie ever to throw for over 4,000 yards. Newton’s record was broken one year later, as Andrew Luck passed for 4,374 yards as a rookie in 2012.