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NEWTON NAMED PLAYER OF THE MONTH BY NFL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MEMBERS

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MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., Jan. 4, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Carolina Panthers Quarterback Cam Newton has been selected as the December Pro Football Legends Player of the Month presented by Glitek following a vote by the former players who comprise the NFL Alumni Association.  

Newton threw for a league-high 13 touchdowns in the month of December (tied with Russell Wilson and Blake Bortles) while tallying a QB Rating of 115.2.  The fifth year QB completed 85 of 137 passes for 1,078 yards while allowing just one interception.  He also notched 199 rushing yards and scored a touchdown as the Panthers went 3-1 for the month.  

Newton captured 35% of the votes to earn the recognition.  Russell Wilson, QB for the Seattle Seahawks, finished second in the voting with 20% of the votes.  There were eight finalists on the ballot and voting was conducted online December 29-December 31.  

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Pro Football Legends Player of the Month Presented By Glitek
2015 Winners

September - Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay) 67 of 91 (73.6%), 771 yards, 10 TD, 0 Int
October – Tom Brady (New England) 103 of 156 (66%), 1,298 yards, 11 TD, 1 Int
November – Adrian Peterson (Minnesota) 117 rushes for 634 yards, 5 TD
December – Cam Newton (Carolina) 85 of 137 (62%), 1,078 yards, 13 TD, 1 Int, 199 yards rushing, 1 TD

About NFL Alumni and Pro Football Legends
Pro Football Legends is the commercial marketing name and logo of the NFL Alumni Association, a nationwide group comprised mainly of former National Football League players, coaches, and other employees whose mission is to serve, assist, and inform players and their families. The association offers a variety of medical, financial, and social programs to help members lead healthy, productive and connected lives, as well as community initiatives under its "Caring for Kids" programs. For more information, please visit: www.nflalumni.org.

CONTACT: Bill Cook NFL Alumni Association bill.cook@nflalumni.org 973-241-4935
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