Isn't that special?
Ira Kaufman, The Tampa Tribune, published 5 December 2011

Sunday's game marked the first time most Bucs players had the chance to see Panthers rookie QB Cam Newton play in person. It's safe to say he made quite an impression.

"If you wanted to create a 'Madden' player at quarterback, it would be a guy like that, who destroys your defense,'' Bucs DT Roy Miller said. "He's just phenomenal. You've got to play very sound against him and with a running game like that they can dice you from any angle.''

The No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 draft, Newton threw for 204 yards and a touchdown and scored three 1-yard rushing touchdowns, giving him an NFL single-season record 13 rushing touchdowns from the quarterback position.

"It does mean something,'' Newton said after breaking the previous mark of 12 rushing scores by New England's Steve Grogan in 1976. "I'm not going to sit up here and lie, but I'm not focusing on individualism in this game because it's still 11-on-11.''

Newton also showed off his unique athleticism by catching a 27-yard pass from WR Legedu Naanee. "He's a handful,'' Bowers said of the Heisman Trophy winner out of Auburn. "What else can you say?''