Seth Williams impressed by Caylin Newton's transition to wide receiver at Auburn
After playing quarterback at Howard, Caylin Newton will be a wide receiver at Auburn. Tigers wideout Seth Williams says Newton does not look like a player learning a new position.
“I wouldn’t believe he played at quarterback, because he’s so physical there… He’s had such a smooth transition at receiver,” Williams told reporters during a Zoom call Wednesday, per Justin Ferguson.
The younger brother of Auburn legend Cam Newton, Caylin has immediate eligibility for the 2020 season as a graduate transfer. He is listed at 5-11, 201 pounds on the Auburn roster, sporting jersey No. 23.
Newton was voted on as the MEAC’s preseason player of the year for 2019. News broke in September 2019 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.
In 2018, Caylin threw for 2,629 yards and 22 touchdowns. He also rushed for 504 yards and four touchdowns and 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.