On the eve of Super Bowl 50, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton won his first career most valuable player award (MVP).
At the NFL Honors held in the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, Newton received 48 of 50 votes, giving him the ultimate NFL player award.
Newton also was named the AP Offensive Player of the Year. "I'm very proud," Newton said. "We didn’t get in this position by happenstance. It took years of hard work and dedication."
The 26 year-old star player will play against the Denver Broncos at the Super Bowl.