Brotherly love: Cam Newton passes congratulatory message to younger brother Caylin after Auburn win
Auburn needed a last-minute drive to shake off Georgia State at Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday.
And a Newton played a key role in the victory, too. No, not program great Cam Newton, but his younger brother, Caylin, who came up with a blocked punt that was returned for a touchdown by Barton Lester to pull the Tigers within 24-19. They’d go on to win, of course, thanks to T.J. Finley’s touchdown pass to Shedrick Jackson with less than a minute to go in regulation.
Caylin Newton was a former star quarterback at FCS Howard before transferring to Auburn in 2020 to complete his eligibility and switching to wide receiver. While he has yet to record any stats, his blocked punt was a watershed moment.
Cam Newton made sure to post his congratulations to his younger brother in an Instagram story after the game. Here’s a screenshot from Opelika-Auburn News Auburn beat writer Justin Lee:
Cam Newton congratulates Caylin Newton on his IG story. pic.twitter.com/UoAAcUtdaj
— Justin Lee (@ByJustinLee) September 26, 2021
Auburn looks to make it back-to-back wins as it faces LSU on Oct. 2 at 9 p.m. ET.