NFL Record-Breaking Moments of 2011

Cam Newton
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Cam Newton

Skeptics wondered how quickly the No. 1 pick would adjust to running an NFL offense, but the Panthers' rookie wasted no time in showing his ability to make plays through the air. Newton threw for 422 yards in his first game, a record for a rookie debut. He slowed some after a hot start, but he still broke Peyton Manning's rookie record with 4,051 yards passing.

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