Playing only in his second season as a quarterback, Newton finished his junior season with some incredible stats. In leading his team to the 4A State Championship, he passed for 1,700 yards and 23 touchdowns. This would have been a pretty good season for almost any quarterback in the country, but not for "The Super Newton" as he also ran for another incredible 1,921 yards and scored another 21 touchdowns on the ground.
That's 3,621 yards of total offense, including 44 total touchdowns. You must also remember that everyone in the stadium was aware of his super talents and the defense was keying on him on every play and they still could not ever really stop him.
In the 4A State Championship game, he threw the game-winning touchdown pass with less than a minute left to play. He was also the fourth leading rusher in the State of South Carolina behind three running backs and they all signed with Division I schools.
Newton might have also been the #1 rusher for a quarterback in the country. I have certainly not run across a quarterback with better rushing stats.
For his supernatural efforts, Newton was selected as the Most Outstanding Player in the State of South Carolina, edging out some other pretty outstanding players such as seniors Moe Thompson, Troy Williamson, and Josh Harris.
After the football season, Newton took his super talents to the basketball court where Marlboro County is the 4A defending State Champs. So now, as you can see, "The Super Newton" has led two different teams in two different sports to a State Championship. I remember a guy did that in my hometown about 40 years ago.
"I'm pretty wide open right now," says Newton, "but I really like the Clemson offense. I also really like Florida State and South Carolina."