Howard University football coach Mike London Checked In With Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson and discussed a ton of topics on Scoop B Radio, including Bison quarterback, Caylin Newton, brother of Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton. Press play below to listen in!
In his senior season at Atlanta, Georgia’s Grady High School, Caylin Newton threw for 3,322 yards with 33 touchdowns and eight interceptions and ran for 1,036 yards on 92 carries with 13 touchdowns.
Unfortunately he got no serious Division 1 offers. So he committed to Howard University.
— Caylin Newton (@NewtonCaylin) January 5, 2017
Last month, Howard University did the impossible by defeating the UNLV Rebels 43-40.
Newton led the charge under center for the Bison by throwing for 140 yards and a touchdown. Every news outlet tied Newton to his brother, Carolina Panthers QB, Cam Newton.
After Howard’s upset over UNLV, Howard University football coach Mike London says that all eyes have been on the school and the quarterback. But you’ll never guess what the most asked question of the younger Newton happens to be. What’s Caylin Newton really like and does he really like the gumby style haircut,” Mike London told me on today’s episode of the Scoop B Radio Podcast.
So how does he respond?
“I said: ‘Caylin Newton is his only person.’ So he has a brother that supports him, that wants him to develop to be the best quarterback, person, teammate that he can be. And [if] he wants to rock the gumby haircut, that is on him. I will support that. You have to find a barber that can cut it that way. But he is a great young man, very humble we are going to need him to play his best football game this weekend and prepare for and he will, he always does. I just think he is special.”
At 5-foot-11, 185-pounds, Caylin is much shorter than his brother, but he has balanced stats like his brother.
In 5 games this season, he’s thrown for 1033 yards, thrown 5 touchdown passes and completed 60 passes on 120 attempts. On his feet, Newton ran for 7 touchdowns and has tallied 398 rushing yards.
Here’s two million dollar questions: How are they similar? How are they different?
“Well I can tell a difference, Cam is 6’5 and Caylin is about 5’10 ½ on a good day if he is standing on stilts,” said Mike London. “But they are similar in that they are athletic guys that can make a five yard scramble and turn it into a fifty-five yard scramble. I have seen that happen in a game and in practice. Cam has a strong arm because of what he has accomplished and where he has been over the years.”
Added Coach London:
“Now there is a will that the both of them have a will to compete; that I see being very similar. Obviously from the physical differences, size-wise and things of that nature that is obvious to see that. But I think when he talks to people and calls home, [he] is calling and getting some pretty good advice from brother or from dad, whoever it might be in his circle of influence and his circle of friends. I look forward to him in a proven quarterback, we are going to need for him to improve as a quarterback and if he does that then we will have opportunities to win more games and starting with this one coming up this week.”