Quarterback who has played for Atlanta's Grady High School. On September 2, 2015, he was highlighted in an article on NFL.com for his elusive spin move employed in a high school game.
He grew up watching and playing football. He began playing for the varsity team during his freshman season at Grady High School.
He is the younger brother of the NFL quarterback Cam Newton. The two often practice together, and he receives advice from his brother often during the season. He was profiled in 2015 by the website SECCountry.com.
Aside from his older brother Cam, he has another older brother named Cecil, Jr.
His brother Cam has stressed the importance of playing time as integral to his football growth.