Films Encore: Cam Newton’s Rushing Record

Carolina Panthers, Films Encore, Tales from the Vault, TCIPF Staff

Well Cam Newton has been nothing short of spectacular this season and he now holds another record – most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in one season – with 13, and Newton still has four games left to play.

So who did Newton pass in the record books?

Well the former record-holder’s mark stood for 35 years until Newton came along.

He scored 12 times in a 14-game season, and led his team to the AFC Championship Game.

He scored 23 rushing touchdowns in his first five seasons.

In 1978, his team set the record for most rushing yards by a team in a single season with 3,165.

He was the only quarterback to score against the 1985 Bears in the postseason.

Eventually he accumulated 26,886 passing yards and 182 passing touchdowns in his 16-year career.

Answer: New England fan-favorite Steve Grogan, 5th round pick of the 1975 NFL Draft out of Kansas State.

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