The NFL announced Cam Newton as the league’s Most Valuable Player Saturday night during a primetime award show on CBS. Newton also picked up Offensive Player of the Year honors.
Newton finished the regular season with 4,473 total yards and league-leading 45 total touchdowns.
His 35 passing touchdowns beat out the Auburn alum’s previous career high set two years ago by double-digits.
The quarterback joins the short list of players (Paul Hornung, O.J. Simpson, Earl Campbell, Marcus Allen and Barry Sanders) who have won a Heisman Trophy and the Associated Press NFL MVP award.
Newtron received 48 of the 50 votes for the award.