Cam Newton's brother Caylin Newton announces transfer to Auburn
Auburn football will once again have a “C Newton” on its roster.
Caylin Newton, the younger brother of Tigers great Cam Newton, committed to AU on Friday as a graduate transfer from Howard. He will have two seasons of immediate eligibility.
Caylin was voted on as the MEAC’s preseason player of the year for 2019. News broke in September that Caylin planned to redshirt and preserve a season of eligibility and later transfer for 2020. He announced he would be entering the NCAA’s transfer portal on Oct. 1, 2019.
The 2019 season was Howard’s first with Ron Prince as head coach. Prince reportedly alienated multiple players with his “radio-active, yelling coaching style.” Prince was later placed on administrative leave in November and resigned on Dec. 6, 2019 after the university’s investigation.
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In 2018, Caylin threw for 2,629 yards and 22 touchdowns. He also rushed for 504 yards and four touchdowns. He was named the MEAC’s offensive player of the year that season.
In 25 games at Howard, Caylin passed for 5,876 yards, 41 touchdowns and 32 interceptions while rushing for 380 yards and 17 touchdowns. He is known for contributing 140 passing yards and three touchdowns in Howard’s historic upset of UNLV. Howard entered the game as 45-point underdogs.
— Caylin Newton (@NewtonCaylin) May 23, 2020