Cam Newton hops playground fence to play football with NC seventh-graders

Saturday, April 23, 2016
Cam Newton plays football with seventh-graders
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Panthers QB Cam Newton made an unexpected stop at a NC middle school

DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Students at the Community School of Davidson got quite the surprise when Cam Newton hopped over a playground fence to play football with them.

The Panthers quarterback drove by the school while filming for a show when he noticed a student wearing his jersey on the playground, WSOC reports.

Cam Newton plays football with Davidson seventh-graders
image courtesy WSOC

He asked the teachers for permission and then hopped the fence to toss a football.

"I saw one girl crying and hyperventilating and when I asked, 'Sweetheart what's wrong?' she said, 'That was just the best moment of my life,'" said Mimi Siadak, a seventh-grade teacher at the school.

Newton also posed for a "dabbing" photo with the awestruck students.

"The students just herded all around him. I still can't believe he did that," Siadak said.

Students wrote notes to Newton to thank him for the visit. One read, "Feel free to come back at any time. You are always welcome! Keep pounding."